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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:19 PM

 

Nikki Haley finds herself under the bus as Trump shifts course on Russia

Nikki Haley finds herself under the bus as Trump shifts course on Russia

The Washington Post
Aaron Blake
1 hr ago


The Washington Post reported late Sunday that President Trump “has battled his top aides on Russia and lost.”

Less than 20 hours later, Trump has now reversed U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's announcement that the United States would be ramping up sanctions on Russia.

Hmm.

The sudden reversal of Haley's Sunday-morning announcement is hardly the only example of the right hand in the White House not always knowing what the left hand is up to. Trump often seems to be negotiating not just those around him but also with himself and has been unafraid of contradicting top aides and even Cabinet-level officials like Haley.

But on Russia and on an issue of such import, the quick reversal is stunning — and relatively rare. There is no clear indication whether Haley or someone else is at fault, but as The Post's team notes, she has a tendency to clear her remarks with Trump personally before she makes them. It seems entirely possible that she got Trump to sign off on saying more Russia sanctions were coming on Sunday morning, and then the White House got cold feet (possibly because Trump suddenly felt the need to exert himself over the process).

A look back at Haley's remarks Sunday leaves little doubt that she appeared on CBS's “Face the Nation” with the clear purpose of announcing the sanctions. It was the second answer she provided, and she volunteered the information rather than being lured into saying something that perhaps wasn't ready for public consumption.
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Those are very specific comments — not only that sanctions are coming, but that Mnuchin would announce them within 24 hours or so. It's really difficult to believe Haley was just freelancing here and didn't get the go-ahead to announce something of such significance.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nikki-haley-finds-herself-under-the-bus-as-trump-shifts-course-on-russia/ar-AAvXbrI

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poboy2 Apr 2018 OP
Angry Dragon Apr 2018 #1
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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:25 PM

1. Trump the big circle

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:25 PM

2. bump, bump

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:48 PM

3. Haley ought to do the right thing and quit

It must be humiliating working for such an idiotic loose cannon.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:57 PM

5. She has no problem playing Trump's fool. nt

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Response to poboy2 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:53 PM

4. Must be fun working for the White House, eh Nikki?

Go out there on the Sunday talk shows, big important UN Ambassador that you are, and you announce to the world what Lord Littlehands has decided to do. Less than 24 hours later, your word has proved as useless as last week's losing Powerball ticket. That little grin you see on people's faces at the UN? It means that whatever deathless pronouncement you just made on behalf of the United States of America, they choose to wait and see if you know what you're talking about.

Feels good, don't it?

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:22 PM

6. Chris Hayes covering this now

 

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:27 PM

7. Clearest example yet that this Russian orange turd needs to be gone now

 

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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:27 PM

8. .

 

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