AMBASSADOR HALEY STANDS FAST
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?’”