Monday, during a lunch meeting with Security Council ambassadors at the White House, President Donald Trump decided to make a joke about firing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, while sitting right next to … UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
“I want to thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her outstanding leadership, and for acting as my personal envoy on the Security Council. She’s doing a good job,” he said. “Now, does everybody like Nikki?” he asked. “Because if you don’t… Otherwise, she can easily be replaced.”
LOL, right? He continued:
“No, we won’t do that, I promise. We won’t do that. She’s doing a fantastic job.”
Trump and Haley’s relationship started out pretty strained. Back in February, when Trump was running in the Republican primary for President, she described him as “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.” After having spent time working with him however, she’s really changed her tune.
For a recent profile, Haley spoke with CNN’s Jamie Gangel, where she spoke highly of her boss, saying that he “has given me a lot of leeway to just say what I think and interpret what he thinks.”
For what it’s worth, she laughed right along with him at the joke.
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