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President Trump chooses an odd moment to joke about firing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Twitter/@SteveKopack
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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:

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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.

(H/T Mediaite)

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