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Haley defended President Trump's address at the UN where he said he would'destroy Kim Jong-un if necessary

Haley defended President Trump's address at the UN where he said he would'destroy Kim Jong-un if necessary

Another day, another fawning mainstream media tribute to United Nations (UN) ambassador Nikki Haley - a former #NeverTrumper who has parlayed a political favor to someone else into a platform for a possible presidential bid in 2020.

It's a notable addition to the meeting since the European Union had invited foreign ministers who were party to the deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's tenure at the State Department has been a rocky one, with diplomats uneasy at promised budget cuts and suffering low morale.

As Trump made his debut in the global spotlight, he was accompanied almost as often by Haley as by administration officials like Tillerson who are technically higher in the pecking order.

According to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, no - they applauded his approach.

Next, she brought up Trump's speech.

When U.S. President Donald Trump delivered his fiery first speech at the United Nations General Assembly this week, one person in the audience watched with particular interest, bracing herself for what would come next. Haley addressed Trump's speech at the United Nations during a press conference on Thursday.

North Korea has been working on intercontinental ballistic missiles, which could reach USA shores. He says the US keeps pressing Russian Federation and China to do more to squeeze Pyongyang economically. Today, Trump announced new, expanded sanctions against any financial institutions and companies that helped fund North Korea's nuclear development.

Analysts said Haley would pursue a different course at State than Tillerson, who has focused on cutting the budget and the bureaucracy in the name of efficiency.

"Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind", Trump said.

Haley turned down the top diplomatic job previously, weeks after Trump's surprise election victory past year.

The job has provided her a Cabinet-level post that is out of the daily political combat in Washington.

You can see Haley's comments in the White House video below. Her efforts were praised by both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, as well as by top US allies.

"No, I do not", Haley replied.

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