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Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump has “his communication style,” but the U.N. ambassador says “you’re not hearing me defend that.”
Haley was put on the spot during an interview with CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” when his Rita Braver asked her about the president’s behavior.
“What do you say to people who say, ‘Okay, maybe he’s done some things right, but his behavior is sometimes reprehensible?’” Braver said. “Do you ever think that?”
Haley responded that “if there is anything that he communicates in a way that I’m uncomfortable with, I pick up the phone and call him.”
The former South Carolina governor said she doesn’t feel a need to go public about “a private conversation that should happen when I feel it. … and I think it’s one that he’s receptive to when I do.”
Haley also says Trump shouldn’t try to shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“No, not at all,” Haley said — when asked if the probe should be terminated. “I mean, anything that comes like this, it should play its part. It should go through the process.
The U.N. ambassador, though, didn’t stray completely from the company line.
“But they need to do it quickly,” Haley said. “For the good of the country this investigation needs to happen quickly.”