We’re gonna say that Bess Levin at Vanity Fair wins the day with her headline:
Something you’ve probably picked up on during the 87 years that Donald Trumphas been president is that the ex–real-estate developer has a thing for despots in general, and for one special despot in particular. Rarely a day goes by that the president doesn’t trash allies like Germany and Canada for supposedly not paying their bills, selling too many cars in the U.S., or politely nodding as he lies to their faces. But when it comes to a certain someone whose name rhymes with Shladimir Shmutin, a man who barely bothers to conceal the fact that he meddled in the 2016 election, and will probably do the same in 2018, the 45th president of the United States is full of mortifying praise. So when he found out that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley had announced preliminary plans to impose economic sanctions on Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime, he freaked out like a guy worried about a tape thing that definitely doesn’t exist but which he thinks the F.B.I. should investigate anyway, just to be safe. In putting the kibosh on the sanctions, Trump administration officials reportedly said he wouldn’t approve any additional measures without “another triggering event by Russia,” a turn of events that led many to conclude that, for some reason, Putin can do anything he wants, and his little American babushka doll won’t make a peep. On Tuesday, however, our new National Economic Council director took to the airwaves to put forth another explanation: the U.N. ambassador has no idea what she’s talking about.”
Haley fired back in a statement: “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
And now, the apology. Axios morning email thingie breathlessly tells us:
P.S. An apology …
Kudlow told me from Mar-a-Lago that he called Haley to apologize after hearing her response: “I intended to call her, anyway. I’ve known her for years — she came on my show. On second thought, I don’t think she was confused. I’m not sure she had all the information. … It’s over. She’s very effective.”
What kind of an apology is that, “I intend to call her”?
This is not the first time she’s been hung out to dry due to Prznint Stupid’s
desperate need to Pooty’s approval foreign policy, so maybe she will wanna quit soon?
And the gossipy courtesan press tells us that Comrade Trump is annoyed that Haley dared stand up to the White House publicly, so he might be ready to You’re Fired’ed her.
Anyone wanna bet some Quatloos that Haley will not be the UN Ambassador by summer? You know, when Mike Pompeo becomes the Secretary of State?