AM­BAS­SADOR HA­LEY STANDS FAST

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Un­flap­pable U.S. Am­bas­sador Nikki Ha­ley has got­ten high marks for her re­fresh­ing can­dor and back­bone on the global stage in re­cent weeks. She also lends in­sight about the in­su­lar pop­u­la­tion in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

In an ap­pear­ance on “Face the Na­tion” on CBS Sun­day, host John Dick­er­son asked about the pos­si­bil­ity of Rus­sian in­ter­ven­tion in the 2016 elec­tion, which has pre­oc­cu­pied Washington in­sid­ers for weeks.

“None of my col­leagues or am­bas­sadors from other coun­tries are talk­ing about D.C. chat­ter. What they are talk­ing about is the fact that they’re re­lieved that the United States is start­ing to lead again,” Ms. Ha­ley replied, later not­ing that her peers’ main in­ter­est was Rus­sia’s in­flu­ence in Ukraine, Crimea and Syria.

She also clar­i­fied that the diplo­matic crowd is not in an up­roar about Pres­i­dent Trump’s tweets.

“No one’s talk­ing to me about the pres­i­dent’s tweets,” said Ms. Ha­ley, adding, “I think the for­eign lead­ers are pick­ing up the phone and call­ing him if they have an is­sue. And that’s what they’re do­ing with me. If they have an is­sue, they’re call­ing me. They’re not sit­ting there tex­ting me and say­ing, ‘What was this tweet about?’”

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