Nikki Haley, the departing United States Ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday morning lauded the White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, calling him a “hidden genius” of the not-so-genius Trump administration.
Haley made the comment from the Oval Office while she announced her resignation by the end of 2018.
“I can’t say enough good things about Jared and Ivanka [Trump],” Haley said. “Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands.”
Haley gave Jared Kushner credit for renegotiating the crucial North American Free Trade Agreement deal last week, although nothing much changed in the agreement, besides the name of it.
“To redo the NAFTA deal the way he did,” Haley said, listing off his supposed accomplishments. “What I’ve done working with him on the Middle East peace plan … it is so unbelievably well-done,” she confusingly commented. No Middle East peace has been achieved, nor have any major steps been taken while Trump has been in office.
Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, is tasked with making a Middle East peace plan which will resolve the tensions between Israel and Palestine. However, the Trump administration has made that region far less stable. but recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, then when Israelis shot thousands of Palestinians protesting that move, Nikki Haley and Donald Trump complained because the UN rightfully denounced Israel for dozens of murders.
Haley also said that Ivanka Trump is a “great friend.”
“They do a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish more people knew about,” Haley said. “We’re a better country because they’re in this administration.”
Haley in the public announcement said that she will not be running for president in 2020, vowing that she is going to campaign Trump that year.
Trump, while sitting alongside Haley, said to reporters she hope to “take a break” from government work. He said that she would be welcome to come back in any position that she wanted.
However, multiple reports have shown that those close to Nikki Haley were blindsided by her choice to leave the administration.