There is saying that a lawyer should never ask a question they don’t already know the answer to and this can prove to be a valuable lesson in life, as well.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered a curt response to former White House aide Sebastian Gorka questioning why Haley didn’t tell President Trump about two key members of his administration working against him behind his back.
“I did. Thank you for your interest,” Haley tweeted, in response to a tweet from Gorka.
The two Cabinet officials were former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with Gorka describing their actions as “subversion.”
I did. Thank you for your interest.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 11, 2019
In an excerpt of her new book, Haley said Kelly and Tillerson routinely worked around and undermined the president, and approached her to join with them.
According to Haley, the men felt they were trying to “save the country,” not that she had any interest in being a part of their “offensive” actions.
“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote, according to The Washington Post.
“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing,” she added.
Haley said that Tillerson told her that people would die if Trump was unchecked.
In an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” Haley said Tillerson and Kelly should have voiced their differences with President Trump, “and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing.”
“But to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing and it goes against the Constitution. And it goes against what the American people want. And that was offensive,” the former governor of South Carolina added.
Of course, taking such a principled stand over undermining the commander in chief didn’t sit well with the Trump-hating media, as seen when a CNN panel called Haley out for as a Trump loyalist and rising star in the Republican Party using the incident to further political aspirations.
Gorka responded to Haley’s tweet with a photo of Haley posing at the NBA All Stars Newsmakers Breakfast earlier this year with a group of people, including former CIA director John Brennan — at the same time, former Bush administration official Condoleezza Rice was also in the photo.
“[Haley] yukking it up with [Brennan] AFTER he called [Trump] treasonous,” Gorka added.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 11, 2019
This reaction speaks volumes about the state of the relationship between Gorka and Haley, it would seem.
Or does Gorka know more than he’s telling?
These are among the top concerns being expressed online, with social media users overwhelmingly backing Haley over Gorka.
Here’s a quick sampling of some of the responses from Twitter:
With due respect, Dr. Gorka, I dont see her yukking it up with Brennan. And why did you not thank Nikki for notifying Trump? I think Twitter causes us all to go running to grab the mic without listening to each other (me included). Thanks, Nikki, for behaving appropriately.
— Internet Of Sean (@InternetOfSean) November 12, 2019
I mean, if you have a credible allegation to make, make it. Otherwise why are you trying to create division where none is needed or wanted? A random picture isn’t a credible allegation of anything.
— MiniJediMaster (@Minijedimaster) November 12, 2019
— Stone (@drock87) November 11, 2019
— Robert Kelly (@rkelly1972a) November 11, 2019
Seb, I like you and all, but you sound ridiculous. And please elaborate on your definition of “yukking” it up? Is 10 minutes, a chat but 11 minutes is “yukking” it up?
— DCNYC (@DavCal10) November 11, 2019
Agree with those who ask not to fight a battle. Let it go. We need all you guys to concentrate on defending the President right now
— ASG (@lsjjgreen) November 11, 2019
you’re like a little kid that refuses to admit he heard the word NO when he absolutely heard the word no. This is why I don’t really like you that much. #TroubleMaker for clicks.
— Queequeg (@ClearlySily) November 12, 2019
Take the L dude.
I also wouldn’t call that “yukking it up”.
Anyway, why aren’t you going after @CondoleezzaRice. She’s there as well and has a bigger background in national security.
— ceneblock (@ceneblock) November 12, 2019
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