Haley makes the disturbing claim in her new book, “With all Due Respect,” and says the two former cabinet officials tried to recruit her to implement their agenda.
“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” she writes in the upcoming memoir.
“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing.”
The Daily Mail reports that Haley “described Tillerson as ‘exhausting’, and said the secretary of state told her that ‘people would die’ if Trump went unchecked.”
In an interview which aired yesterday on CBS, Haley said “Instead of saying that to me, they should’ve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan,’ she said.
Fmr. UN Amb. Nikki Haley tells @CBSNews she was asked to take sides against the president by Rex Tillerson and John Kelly.
“To undermine the president is a really dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution … and it was offensive.” pic.twitter.com/Eahe7yncaX
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) November 10, 2019
She continued, “It should’ve been: ‘Go tell the president what your differences are, and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing. But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. And it was offensive.”
While Tillerson has yet to respond for comment, Kelly told CBS, ’If by resistance and stalling she means putting a staff process in place … to ensure the (president) knew all the pros and cons of what policy decision he might be contemplating so he could make an informed decision, then guilty as charged.’
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responded to Haley’s revelations this morning, telling Fox News that “undermining a president is dangerous and it does go against the Constitution and it does go against the American people, which is something that’s happening at Congress right now..but I wouldn’t know about that conversation she’s purporting to have in the book.”