Nikki Haley Defends Trump’s UN Laughter: ‘The Media Has Got This So Wrong’


No, the world was not laughing at President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley.

Appearing on Fox & Friends Wednesday, Haley was asked about the moment at the beginning of the president’s speech during which he drew laughter after saying, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”

The idea that the audience was laughing at Trump? Fake news, according to the ambassador.

“The media has got this so wrong,” Haley said. “I deal with these leaders every single day. I know exactly how they think. Do they love America? No. Do they respect America? Now they do. When he said that, they love how honest he is. And it’s not diplomatic. And they find it funny. I mean, when he goes and he is very truthful, they kind of were taken back (sic) by it.”

Haley talked about Trump’s Tuesday address as though it was greater than that of any president in the history of our country.

“All day yesterday, they were falling over themselves to get a picture with him, to talk about how great his speech was, how strong it was.” Haley said. “Whether he said good things about them or not, they love that he’s honest with them. And they have never seen like it. And so there’s a respect there. I saw that the media was trying to make it something disrespectful. That’s not what it was. They love to be with him. That’s the only time you will see that entire chamber standing room only.”

Watch above, courtesy of Fox News.

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