U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered a stern warning to the enemies of America on Sunday. Be afraid.
A smug Jake Tapper tried to trip up Haley when she appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” but Haley came prepared.
“As you know, President Trump used to believe that Congressional approval was needed for any kind of military strike in Syria. I know you’re a fan of his tweets. Here’s one of his tweets from 2013,” Tapper said before showing the tweet where then citizen Donald Trump said President Obama should get approval from Congress before attacking Syria.
Tapper, of course, conveniently ignored the fact that the tweet was sent years before he became president and was privy to intelligence briefings on the situation in Syria.
“If you’re confident that the Assad regime was behind this chemical weapon attack and the possibility of further military action is there, should the Trump administration lay out the evidence, come to Congress and get the specific authorization to use force?” he asked Haley.
The ambassador explained that President Trump did consult Congressional leaders and his cabinet before ordering the strike.
“Well, it depends on the action, but I can tell you that he worked very closely with the leaders in Congress, all of the Cabinet members,” the ambassador said before praising Gen. Mattis and cabinet members.
“I think that’s what you’re going to see this administration do,” Haley said. “The only surprises are going to be to the international community but we’re going to focus on working with everybody.”
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