Haley says she had 'personal conversation' with Trump about Charlottesville

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyTrump administration withholds million from UN agency for Palestinians Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman Palestinian president blasts Trump in defiant speech MORE on Tuesday said she talked with President Trump about the violent clashes earlier this month at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. 

"I had a personal conversation with the president about Charlottesville and I will leave it at that," she said on CNN's "New Day."

"But I will tell you that there is no room for hate in this country. I know the pain that hate can cause."

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Haley, whose parents immigrated from India, said the country needs to isolate "haters."

Those who use hate speech need to understand they are in the minority, she added.

"Our country is founded on so much more that that," she said.

"And it's something that we don't stand for in America," she said. "And I think that the president clarified that last night."

In his address Monday, Trump called for unity and denounced hatred and bigotry.

“When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate,” Trump said at the beginning of a speech aimed at detailing the administration’s strategy in Afghanistan.

Trump came under fire last week from lawmakers on both sides for his response to the violent clashes in Charlottesville, where white supremacists fought with counterprotesters throughout the morning and afternoon. One died and 19 more were injured when a car was driven into a crowd of counterprotesters.

The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., was in Charlottesville attending the rally. Fields was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

During a press conference last week, he said there is "blame on both sides" for the deadly violence in Virginia.

During a separate interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" early Tuesday, Haley reiterated she had a private conversation with Trump, adding it was "taken very well."

As South Carolina’s governor, Haley in 2015 signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds

Haley had called for the flag to be removed days after a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., that left nine people dead.