Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is taking her new role as the US Ambassador to the United Nations very seriously. She has taken a hard stand against the UN in general on some of their anti-American policies and she is taking a hard stand against Russia.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said “there’s no love” between the United States and Russia, adding that she is “beating up” on Russia even as investigations in Washington scrutinize possible links between the country and associates of President Trump.
“There’s no love or anything going on with Russia right now,” Haley told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz in an interview that aired Sunday on This Week. “They get that we’re getting our strength back, that we’re getting our voice back and that we’re starting to lead again.”
Raddatz asked Haley about the apparent difference between her tough words about Russia and Trump’s attitude toward the country and its president, Vladimir Putin.
Trump during the presidential campaign called Putin a stronger leader than then-President Obama. He also publicly expressed “respect” for Putin during a Fox News interview in February. When asked about allegations that Putin has had political opponents killed, Trump responded: “There are a lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?” The president has also dismissed as “fake news” allegations of ties between Russia and his associates.