Foreign UN ambassador Nikki Haley claimed she had used President Donald Trump's frequent bombast and warfare as a negotiating chip to "get the job done" to the UN and "keep him from going too far".
"He would ratchet up rhetoric, and then I would go back to the ambassadors and say," You know, he's quite upset. I can not promise you what to do or not, but I can say if we make the sanctions, it will prevent him from going too far, "she said in a" Today "show interview that sent Wednesday. 19659002]" I tried to get the job done, "she added when she asked if she tried to play" good police, bad police. "" And I got the job done by being truthful, but also by letting him be unpredictable and not showing our cards. "
Haley said she tried to ignore Trump's frequent streams of inflammatory and false comments on Twitter.
" I'm disciplined enough to know not to get into the drama, "she said. [1
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The UN ambassador drew stronger thanks to the Saudi government's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – another deviation from Trump, who repeatedly took Saudi's denial of nominal value.
"I think we must have a serious hard to talk with the saudis to let them know we will not tolerate this and do not do it again," said Haley.
She also suggested that Trump's son-in-law and counselor Jared Kushner would re-evaluate his relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
"We have relationships with many countries, and our goal is to make these relationships better," she said. "But when these things happen we must go back and never come back from our principles."