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"I don't get confused" Haley says, fighting back sanctions blame

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U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is fighting back blame from the White House that she preemptively announced on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that the Treasury Department would formalize the additional sanctions the next day. White House later reversed that decision.

“With all due respect, I don't get confused.”
— Nikki Haley in a statement to Fox News' Dana Perino

The background: National Economic Council chairman Larry Kudlow suggested on CNN Tuesday that Haley may have been confused and "got ahead of the curve." He also said sanctions decisions "haven't been determined." Kudlow later told the New York Times he was "totally wrong" to say Haley was confused, and that he called her to apologize for the remark.