Haley Offended When Tillerson, Kelly Tried to Get Her to 'Undermine' Trump

Outgoing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to employees of the State Department in Washington

In a new book, Ms Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told her to resist some of Mr Trump's demands.

Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, claims in her new book that former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly attempted to recruit her to subvert President Donald Trump.

Ms Haley says Mr Kelly and Mr Tillerson told her they "weren't being subordinate, they were trying to save the country".

Haley said Tillerson and Kelly should've merely quit if they didn't like what Trump was doing. Kelly left the White House in December 2018.

"We've solved a lot of problems and we're in the process of solving a lot of problems", the president said, adding that if she chooses to return to his administration, Haley can have her "pick" of jobs.

"But to undermine a president is really a very unsafe thing", she added.

Additionally, Haley recounted a disagreement she had with Kelly and Tillerson involving withholding of funds for a United Nations agency that supports Palestinians.

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[I] nstead of saying that to me, they should've been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan. And it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against what the American people want.

Tillerson didn't respond to a request for comment from CBS News.

Trump fired Tillerson in March 2018.

Haley describes Tillerson as "exhausting" and said Kelly found it "terrible" that she had Cabinet-level access to Trump, the Washington Post reports.

Haley writes in her new book that she refused their efforts and noted Tillerson and Kelly both felt threatened by her amicable relationship with the president. The two former officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment about the articles. Trump has similarly praised her on numerous occasions.

In one instance, she recalled a disagreement with Tillerson and Kelly during an Oval Office meeting over a suggestion that the United States should not fund the United Nations agency that supports Palestinians. "And the president's words had been hurtful and unsafe", Haley wrote. Soon after, supporters chanted "go back" at Trump rallies. "So it's hard for me to understand where the whole impeachment situation is coming from because what everybody's up in arms about didn't happen", Haley told the Post in an interview. "From the standpoint of: don't bash America over and over again, and not do something to try and fix it".

The Washington Post obtained a copy of her book, titled "With All Due Respect", ahead of its Tuesday release.

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