Nikki Haley Fires Back After Kudlow Accuses Her of ‘Momentary Confusion’: ‘I Don’t Get Confused’
Nikki Haley fired back at the White House top economic advisor Larry Kudlow after he accused her of “momentary confusion” in regards to new Russia sanctions, as the UN ambassador told Fox News, “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
Haley’s comments, which were reported by The Five‘s Dana Perino, came after she gave a Face The Nation interview on Sunday in which she said that the Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin “will be announcing [new Russia sanctions] on Monday.” Haley added the additional sanctions, which Kudlow insists are just “under consideration” and not going into effect, would act as a response to companies that aided the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria.
The National Economic Council chairman said earlier today that “additional sanctions are under discussion but haven’t been determined.”
“She got ahead of the curve. She’s done a great job, she’s a very effective ambassador. There might have been some momentary confusion about that,” he added. “But if you talk with Steve Mnuchin at Treasury and so forth, he will tell you the same thing — they’re in charge of this — we have had sanctions. Additional sanctions are under consideration but not implemented.”
However, rather than a communication confusion, Haley’s response to Kudlow’s comments suggest the idea of additional sanctions was reversed after she promised they would go in effect on Monday.
Kudlow has since said this:
Kudlow just told me he has spoken to Haley & apologized to her, saying he was "totally wrong" to call her confused & didn't have complete info. "The policy was changed & she wasn't told about it, so she was in a box."
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) April 17, 2018
Watch above, via Fox News.
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