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Cuomo Grills Nikki Haley on Afghanistan Flip-Flop: Trump Would’ve Hated That Speech in 2016

Chris Cuomo asked UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to explain why Donald Trump wants to deploy more troops to Afghanistan after the president opposed the idea for years.

Trump didn’t go into detail about his plans last night, but he hinted that he wants to expand America’s military operation as a continuation of the war against the Taliban. Haley applauded the speech when she took questions on CNN’s New Day, but Cuomo grilled her about why Trump changed his mind after calling the 16 year war a waste of American lives and resources.

“Citizen, and even candidate Trump, would’ve hated that speech last night because he was the complete opposite mindset than what you’re laying out right now,” said Cuomo.

“One thing is to be a candidate and talk about what you think,” Haley responded. “The other thing is to be a president and talk about what you know. The facts were put on the table, and he asked all the right questions, and you’re gonna see a very different approach.”

Haley continued to praise Trump for offering a stern warning to America’s enemies without telegraphing his plans for the military.

Watch above, via CNN.

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