Nikki Haley next President of USA? In 2028? 2024? 2020? Even sooner?
Or will she end up getting fired?
By Gulamhusen A.Abba
Nikki Haley is a smart, tenacious and ambitious woman. She shot to the national stage when she, as Governor of South Carolina, took down the Confederate flag. She moved a step higher when Trump appointed her as the US Ambassador to United Nations.
When she, in that capacity, appeared at the 2016 annual convention of AIPAC, she played to the hilt to the gallery, stating that in their company she felt like she was among friends. And she, instead of blowing kisses to the audience, wafted her heart to them. She clearly was the star of the show, eclipsing even the Jewish Democratic leader in the Senate Schumer, and got a thunderous applause.
The moderator almost blurted out, “Here is your next President of the US.”!!!
I posted about this and remarked that she was clearly positioning herself for that post.
However, it seemed for a time that she became overconfident and crossed her limits.
In the UN she has hit Russia hard. According to New York Times, Trump is upset over Nikki’s strong rhetoric on Russia and he has grown suspicious of her ambition, convinced that she was angling for Secretary of State Tillerson’s position and increasingly wondering whether she wants his own. Trump reportedly does not like such people. He particularly does not like people who pre-empt him, especially when they work for him.
Though Trump is reportedly looking to avoid levying new economic sanctions on Russia in response to a suspected chemical attack by Syria, Nicki Haley on Sunday, in Face the Nation program, announced sanctions would be unveiled on Monday, designed to send "a strong message" denouncing Russia's backing of the Syrian government. She did this reportedly before Trump had approved the sanctions.
According to the New York Times, he grew angry and yelled at the TV during Haley’s appearance, as he believed he hadn’t approved any new sanctions.
This led to the White House publicly backpedaling Haley's statement on Monday. When asked about the discrepancy between Nikki’s statement in the interview and the official White House statement, a White House official said there was “internal confusion” about the plan.
The situation escalated. On Tuesday afternoon, chief White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow denied that the misstatement was the result of “internal confusion” in the White House, and suggested it was solely Haley’s blunder. Here is what he said: “She got ahead of the curve. She’s done a great job, she’s a very effective ambassador. There might have been some momentary confusion about that,” he told reporters.
Nikki shot back. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” she told Fox News’ Dana Perino, in a statement that was read on-air Tuesday evening.
There was speculation that this might lead to her undoing. Trump, already upset with her and suspicious of her ambitions, might take this opportunity to cut her to size. But it turned out to be otherwise,
Kudlow called Haley to apologize and admitted he was mistaken in a statement to the New York Times. “She was certainly not confused,” Kudlow said. “I was wrong to say that — totally wrong.”
This attests to Niki’s confidence in herself and to the position she holds in the White House....for now.