CNN's Cuomo vs. Haley: Citizen And Candidate Trump "Would Have Hated" President Trump's Afghanistan Speech


U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is interviewed by CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's Afghanistan strategy and why the country was not included in the travel ban. From Tuesday's New Day:

CHRIS CUOMO: Well, there’s no question that the president needed to have his own mind changed. Citizen, and even candidate Trump would have hated that speech last night, because he was the complete opposite mindset than what you're laying out right now.

AMB. NIKKI HALEY: But I think --

CUOMO: He wanted the United States out of the country and he saw results-based just meaning we'd be there longer, Ambassador.

HALEY: No, I think that really shows the signs of a president. You know, one thing is to be a candidate, and talk about what you think.

CUOMO: True.

HALEY: The other thing is to be a president and talk about what you know. And the facts were put on the table, and he asked all the right questions, and you're going to see a very different approach.

Our enemies are no longer going to know what our timeline is. Our enemies are no longer going to know where we are and how many troops and all of those things. What our enemies are going to know is, we're not putting up with the terrorism anymore and we're going to do whatever it takes.

But more importantly, the president's taking on a regional approach. This is not just about Afghanistan. This is about the region, and so that means that we've got to put the pressure on Pakistan. They can't safe harbor terrorists anymore.

We've got to put the pressure on India that they have to be part of the political solution. We need to continue to let Iran know that all of this terrorism and their sponsorship of it is not something we're going to put up with. And we need the international community to step up and say, look, if we're going to do this, we're doing it together. It's not the United States alone.

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