Nikki Haley says the UN loves Trump: ‘The media got this so wrong’
by Pete Kasperowicz
| September 26, 2018 07:58 AM
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
said reporters got it wrong when they said U.N. leaders laughed at President Trump after he said he has accomplished more than most U.S. presidents.
After that comment at the U.N. General Assembly, a murmur ran through the crowd, prompting Trump to react by saying, ” so true.” Attendees broke into laughter then, and many press reports said the group was laughing at Trump’s claim.
But Haley said the audience was laughing because Trump was being so honest with them.
The media got this so wrong,” Haley said on Fox News.
“I deal with these leaders every single day. I know exactly how they think,” she said. “Do they love America? No. Do they respect America? Now they do.”
“When he said that, they loved how honest he is, and it’s not diplomatic, and they find it funny,” Haley said.
She said U.N. leaders aren’t used to being spoken too so honestly, and were “taken aback” by Trump’s remarks. She also said the U.N. crowd loves being around Trump.
“All day yesterday, they were falling over themselves to get a picture with him, to talk about how great his speech was, how strong it was,” she said.
“Whether he said good things about them or not, they love that he’s honest with them, and they’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. “And so there’s a respect there.”
“I saw that the media was trying to make it something disrespectful. That’s not what it was,” Haley said. “They love to be with him, that’s the only time you’ll see that entire chamber standing room only.”