Nikki Haley has mild criticism of Trump, but insists that elections determine fate and not the accusation
Nikki Haley, in a rare movement, spoke out in an interview that was published Monday against Donald Trump for seeking help from Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, but expressed her support for her former boss.
While on her media stops as part of her book tour, Haley said NPR & # 39; it is not good practice to ever ask a foreign country to investigate an American. & # 39;
She referred to Trump's request to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce an investigation into his political rival and former vice-president Joe Biden.
Despite her mild criticism of the president, Haley insists on Trump's interaction with Zelensky and his actions regarding foreign policy in Ukraine do not justify an accusation.
& # 39; I don't see it as unassailable, & # 39; she said to NPR.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that no president should ask a foreign country to investigate an American citizen, but insisted that Donald Trump's actions are not inviolable
Trump asked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelesnky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and the business transactions of his son Hunter in the country
She also claimed that the fate of Trump should be determined by the Americans in the 2020 presidential election, rather than the investigation into the deposition of the convention that is currently running
Haley served as the US ambassador to the United Nations under Trump from just a few days after his inauguration in January 2017 until she retired from her post at the end of 2018. Her dismissal led to speculation that she had higher political ambitions.
Haley has confirmed that she will campaign for the re-election of Trump, but maintains that she has no further political plans. However, she added: & # 39; I am too young to stop fighting. & # 39;
As part of her media appearance around the Tuesday edition of her book & # 39; With All Due Respect: Defending America With Grit and Grace & # 39; Haley said it was & # 39; arrogant & # 39; was for Congress to launch an investigation into allegations prior to the 2020 elections.
& # 39; Have the Ukrainians asked for an investigation? No, & Haley said. & # 39; Has the President ceased aid? He let it go as it should. & # 39;
Trump claimed that there was no misconduct in his actions or conversations with Ukraine, and Haley encouraged that sentiment by claiming that there was no & # 39; smoking gun & # 39; used to be.
She believes that the fate of Trump should depend on the American voters in 2020 and not on Congress.
& # 39; The American people must decide what they think is right and wrong. For Congress or [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Minority Chuck] Schumer to sit there and say they are going to decide this for the American people, it's just wrong, & Haley said.
Haley is on a book trip that & # 39; With All Due Respect & # 39; promoot, which was on the shelves on Tuesday.
Haley & # 39; s book title was influenced by a famous backlash she issues with Larry Kudlow, White House economic adviser during her tenure with the Trump government.
In April 2018, Haley announced that the US was planning to impose additional sanctions on Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The White House issued a statement after her interview claiming that Trump postponed sanctions and Kudlow said that Haley & # 39; before the turn & # 39; was touched and that & # 39; there might have been some confusion about it & # 39 ;.
In response to Kudlow's comment, Haley said in a statement: & # 39; With all due respect, I don't get confused. & # 39;
After Haley's book, a politically centered tell-all will appear on November 19, & # 39; A Warning & # 39; from Anonymous.
The book is from the same person, identified only as a senior government official, who published a New York Times last year claiming that there was a & # 39; resistance & # 39; was within the Trump government that actively worked against the president.
Haley criticized the anonymous author as & # 39; cowardly & # 39 ;.
The anonymous writer outlines an alleged attempt to replace Trump with Vice President Mike Pence under the 25th Amendment, but Haley claims she was never in a conversation & that even whispered something about the 25th Amendment & # 39 ;.
She said & # 39; it's impossible for anyone to believe that Mike Pence ever considered & # 39; to replace the president
& # 39; [I witnessed] multiple conversations and debates for the president, & # 39; she said, adding that & # 39; the president decides at the end of the day, and if he does and you can't live with it, stop. & # 39;
Trump gave Haley's book a positive approval on Twitter on Sunday evening.
& # 39; @NikkiHaley is out this week with a new book & # 39; With All Due Respect & # 39 ;. Make sure you order your copy today, or visit one of her book tours to get a copy and say hello. Good luck Nikki! & # 39; He wrote.