Nov 4, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Nikki Haley: "Trump and I understood each other"

This is a cover photo of Nikki Haley's new book, "With All Due Respect"

Cover: St. Martin's Press

Nikki Haley, the former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor, will be out Nov. 12 with "With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace" (represented by Robert Barnett).


"When I had an idea about a direction for U.S. foreign policy — with regard to Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, or elsewhere — I could pick up the phone and call the president. Our communication was nearly constant, and it was straightforward. We didn’t always see eye-to-eye. Sometimes I called to privately express my disagreement with a policy. But he always took the call and he always listened. Usually, as in the case of the Iran deal, we agreed."

"The result was that I had unusual latitude to operate as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. I was free to largely chart my own course — and I did. It was not a typical situation for a UN ambassador. But President Trump and I understood each other. I knew my responsibility to act in accordance with his objectives. And he trusted me enough to allow me to be flexible with how I executed his wishes. He also knew I would be honest with him when I disagreed, and he appreciated that."

Book tour.

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