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.”