United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has earned positive coverage for her direct approach while addressing the Russian ambassador for its support for Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime.
Despite the positive press, President Trump made an odd joke while dining with Haley and members of the United Nations Security Council:
Trump thanked Haley for “outstanding leadership” and acting as his “personal envoy on the Security Council.”
“She’s doing a good job,” he praised.
“Now, does everybody like Nikki?” he asked the group. “Because if you don’t […] Otherwise, she can easily be replaced.”
Trump then recovered from the oddly timed statement by promising that he wouldn’t fire Haley.