Nikki Haley delivers flawless “boy you messin up” face. Photo credit: AP/Mary Altaffer
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow made an error on Tuesday when he suggested that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley had some “momentary confusion” regarding Russia. Haley was swift to reply, and did so superbly.
Late Tuesday, Kudlow admitted his error and, correctly, apologized for the remark.
Kudlow just told me he has spoken to Haley & apologized to her, saying he was "totally wrong" to call her confused & didn't have complete info. "The policy was changed & she wasn't told about it, so she was in a box."
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) April 17, 2018
Nikki Haley doesn’t get confused. The only confused people were the ones who failed to notify her that the President had capriciously and characteristically changed his mind. The sort of thing you might brief someone about.
Kudlow, for his part, seems to be the only person who actually “got ahead of the curve” when he decided to speak for what Haley was thinking.
In any case he’s sorry. Now if only he’d apologize for offering that breaking news to the New York Times first instead of to a conservative outlet. It’s incongruous how the President routinely bashes the NYT as fake news while his administration routinely offers them exclusives and comment.
Come on, Larry. You did the right thing here with Ambassador Haley. Now stop putting the NYT at the head of the line.
Anyway, the point is “Don’t Mess With Nikki Haley” should be a bumper sticker on every military vehicle from now on. I’m just saying.