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2033, 10 Nov 19

Haley Says Trump Cabinet Members Were Part of Resistance

To be fair, I suspect that this kind of “we know better than the big guy” stuff has happened in every cabinet since Washington’s. Cabinets are filled with Type A folks who have been successful.

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

“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said,” she wrote in her book With All Due Respect, which was seen by the Washington Post before its release on Tuesday.

Mr Tillerson, she added, told her people would die if the president were not restrained.

Ms Haley, 47, said she had refused the request from Mr Kelly and Mr Tillerson, and called it “dangerous” and “offensive”.

“Instead of saying that to me they should have been saying that to the president, not asking me to join them on their sidebar plan,” she told CBS.

“It should have been – go tell the president what your differences are and quit if you don’t like what he’s doing. But to undermine a president… it is really a very dangerous thing and it goes against the constitution, and it goes against what the American people want. It was offensive.”


2033, 10 November 2019


  1. Merlin

    I wonder if any of the early cabinet members took their positions with the clear understanding that they were there to implement U.S. policies emanating from the Oval Office, or if they simply thought they would be granted the near-autonomous decision making powers Obama granted his cabinet members. The early history would seem to indicate the latter.

  2. Mar

    Trump picked leaders in their field and those kind of people don’t like being subordinate to others.
    One of Trump’s few mistakes were some of his selections

  3. Le Roi du Nord

    “”I’m going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people,” he told our Robert Costa in a phone interview at the time. “We want top of the line professionals.”  DJT.

    Well that isn’t working out at all.

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