While defending the US President Trump in firing former FBI director James Comey, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said Trump is the “CEO of the country, he can fire anyone he wants”. Haley said she thinks that the criticism of Trump stems from the uneasiness with his partiality to act on his decisions.
The Indian-origin Haley told the ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos that “The president is the CEO of the country. He can hire and fire anyone he wants”. Haley was responding to a question if she found herself having to explain the foreign diplomats about the Trump’s domestic policy decisions. Speaking about Trump, she said, “I think what you can see is that this is a president of the action. The reason people are uncomfortable is because he acts.” Haley replied “No” when she was asked that whether the President asked her for a pledge of loyalty. Simultaneously, she said that South Carolina’s governor demonstrations “loyalty and trust” were important to her during her tenure.
When asked her about the President’s tweet this week warning the fired FBI director that he better hopes there are no “tapes” of their private conversation, Haley gives the impression of indifferent that the President was taping conversations. Haley smartly answered, “I assume I’m being taped everywhere”. Haley also talked about some other issues, including North Korea’s latest missile launch. Haley said that there is a growing international agreement to impose further limitations on North Korea over its nuclear programme and said that the US will “tighten the screws” on North Korea President Kim Jong Un’s government.
Trump recently said that they would be willing to sit down with Kim Jong Un, but Haley cleared that such meeting would only happen if North Korea meets some conditions. “A missile test is not the way to sit down with the president,” Haley said. On May 10, Trump fired 56-year old former FBI director James Comey and later the whole controversy started.