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Nikki Haley Says Trump Is Truthful and She Never Doubted His Fitness for Office

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said President Trump is truthful and said she never doubted his fitness in office.

She was asked by “Todays” Savannah Guthrie: “Its been out there, and you worked in this administration. Did you ever have any doubt about the fitness of this president?”

“I never did,” Haley told the host.

Haley was then questioned about the presidents truthfulness.

“Savannah, I talked to him multiple times, and when I had issues, he always heard me out. I never had any concern on whether he could handle the job, ever,” the former U.N. ambassador said.

When Guthrie asked her more questions, Haley said, “Yes, in every instance that I dealt with him, he was truthful, he listened, and he was great to work with.”

Haley was on the show to promote her memoir, “With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace,” published on Tuesday.

The comments come several days after Haley alleged that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly both tried to get her to work around the president.

Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council
Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters, September 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they werent being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote in a memoir, reported The Washington Post.

“It was their decisions, not the presidents, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didnt know what he was doing.”

In one instance, she recalled a disagreement she had with Tillerson and Kelly during an Oval Office meeting over a suggestion that the United States shouldnt fund a United Nations agency that supports the Palestinians. Haley said she had the support of the Trump administrations Middle East envoys.

Kelly and Tillerson said that cutting aid could lead to threats to Israel, Haley said.

“I was so shocked I didnt say anything going home because I just couldnt get my arms around the fact that here you have two key people in an administration undermining the president,” Haley told The Washington Post.

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) gives farewell remarks to State Department employees March 22, 2018 at the State Department in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“It absolutely happened,” Haley explained told CBS News on Nov. 10. “And instead of saying that to me, they shouldve been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan.

Kelly, meanwhile, issued a statement to several news outlets that if giving Trump “the Read More – Source