Nikki Haley comes out swinging for Trump: ‘America is strong again’

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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is all aboard the Trump 2020 train, giving the president a full-throated endorsement ahead of a weekend fundraiser in New York.

Citing Trump’s foreign policy record, which gets little focus in the mainstream media, unless it’s negative, Haley said that “every American should be proud” of President Trump.

“I’m happy to partner with the RNC supporting President Trump’s reelection, and I look forward to doing more for his campaign in the next year,” she told Fox News.

Leading her list of accomplishments was eradicating ISIS.

“If you look around the world, President Trump has a record every American should be proud of,” she said. “In the Middle East, the ISIS caliphate has been destroyed, and we’ve stopped handing billions in cash to Iran that it used to fund terrorism. The North Korean regime is no longer testing long-range missiles. America is once again treating the Cuban dictatorship like the pariah it is, and Maduro’s days are numbered in Venezuela.”

In a play on Trump’s famous campaign tagline, Haley added, “America is strong again, and it’s because of President Trump’s decisions.”

Haley was a featured “special guest” at the Trump Victory Committee’s Fall Retreat, joined by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. and his gal pal Kimberly Guilfoyle.

It wasn’t that long ago that Haley drew the scorn of Kellyanne Conway, the fiercely protective White House counselor to the president, over her rebuking Trump for his online response to an attempted break-in at Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home.

Haley tweeted in response, “This is so unnecessary.”

Conway responded to Haley’s tweet with only four words: “THIS is so unnecessary.”

She then added, “Trump-PENCE2020.”

And on Monday, Haley was critical of Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military operation in the nation, as announced on Sunday by the White House.

“We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back,” Haley tweeted. “The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend.”

All of which shows that Haley remains a strong, independent voice.

For what it’s worth, Haley effectively gave Trump’s reelection effort her backing when she announced her resignation in October last year, Fox News reported.

Looking to squash speculation that she might run against Trump, Haley said that she would support and campaign for the president.

“No, I am not running for 2020,” she said at the time. “I can promise you what I’ll be doing is campaigning for this one.”

Haley was sitting next to President Trump when she made the comment.

As for the president, he let on that they enjoy a good relationship, praising Haley as a “fantastic person” who has “done an incredible job.

“She’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together. We’ve solved a lot of problems and we’re in the process of solving a lot of problems,” Trump said.

He told reporters Haley had let him know “probably six months ago” that she may be taking a break and said he’d gladly accept her back into his administration at a later time.

Tom Tillison


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