United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has become known for her fiery remarks at the U.N., but she is giving a lot of the credit for her U.N. strategy to President Donald Trump and his global leadership.
Ambassador Haley has made it clear that the United States will not be a doormat for the U.N. Under her leadership, the United States pulled out of the U.N. Human Rights Council, defended Israel and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and cut funding to nations that disrespect America or its values.
Despite her personal successes within the U.N., Haley gave the credit to Trump and his entire administration during an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier.
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I think [President Trump] has actually done a lot in foreign policy, but in different ways. If you look at what he’s done with North Korea, I mean it’s really led the international community to isolate North Korea to where they decide, you know, they have a decision to make. He led on the fact that he pulled out of the Iran deal. It’s forcing the entire world to admit the fact that Iran was not behaving properly. He’s led in Syria to make sure that chemical weapons aren’t being used and he’s warned against them being used again.
I think if you look at the western hemisphere, which we’ve spent the last two weeks focused on, whether it is Venezuela or Nicaragua, the messages are being sent that we’re not going to support dictators.
Haley explained that a lot of Trump’s foreign policy successes stem from his ability to follow through with his demands if expectations are not met.
“We are no longer going to give money to people who are against the U.S. or say ‘death to America,’ or do anything that would be anti-U.S.,” Haley stated, adding, “We are now going to strategically start to work with our friends and we are no longer going to be handouts for those that go against us.”
It looks as though Trump and Haley are on the same page, ensuring that the U.S. remains not just a world leader, but a respected world leader.