U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, gave a stern warning to the enemies of the United States on Sunday.
Jake Tapper tried to trip up Haley when she appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” but Haley was clearly prepared.
“As you know, President Trump used to believe that Congressional approval was needed for any kind of military strike in Syria. I know you’re a fan of his tweets. Here’s one of his tweets from 2013,” Tapper said before showing the tweet where then citizen Donald Trump said President Obama should get approval from Congress before attacking Syria.
Tapper, clearly, ignored the fact that the tweet was sent years prior to him becoming president and was aware of intelligence briefings on the situation in Syria.
“If you’re confident that the Assad regime was behind this chemical weapon attack and the possibility of further military action is there, should the Trump administration lay out the evidence, come to Congress and get the specific authorization to use force?” he asked Haley.
Haley explained that President Trump did consult Congressional leaders and his cabinet before the strike was ordered.
“Well, it depends on the action, but I can tell you that he worked very closely with the leaders in Congress, all of the Cabinet members,” the ambassador said before praising Gen. Mattis and cabinet members.
“I think that’s what you’re going to see this administration do,” Haley said. “The only surprises are going to be to the international community but we’re going to focus on working with everybody.”