- The Washington Times
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed Wednesday that she used President Trump’s “unpredictable” behavior to get fellow diplomats to work with her.

During an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Ms. Haley said she was aware of the controversial statements the president made on Twitter but was “disciplined enough” to avoid getting involved in the “drama.”

“He would ratchet up the rhetoric, and then I’d go back to the ambassadors and say: ‘You know, he’s pretty upset. I can’t promise you what he’s going to do or not, but I can tell you if we do these sanctions, it will keep him from going too far,’ ” Ms. Haley said.

While Ms. Haley acknowledged that her style is different than the president’s, she said they were generally on the same page and she never strayed from his policy objectives. 

“I was trying to get the job done — and I got the job done by being truthful — but also by letting him [President Trump] be unpredictable and not showing our cards,” she said.

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