Haley calls Trump's selection of Pompeo as next secretary of State a 'great decision'

Haley calls Trump's selection of Pompeo as next secretary of State a 'great decision'
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyUN human rights head: Trump policy separating migrant families is abuse Anti-Trump Republicans better look out — voters might send you packing US expected to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council: report MORE on Tuesday praised President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE's selection of CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Force' | Lawmakers say new branch needs their approval | Senate passes 6B defense policy bill | Pentagon suspends planning for 'war game' with South Korea Pompeo: China's calls for trade openness, globalization 'a joke' A mandate for change in Armenia MORE to replace former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonNorth Korea looked to set up communications back channel through Kushner: report North America wins 2026 bid to host World Cup after lobbying from Trump Trump, Tillerson pledged to ease travel ban to win World Cup bid MORE, calling it "a great decision."

"Congratulations to my friend and soon to be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo! Great decision by the President," Haley said in a tweet. 

 

Trump tweeted about his intention to replace Tillerson with Pompeo earlier in the morning. 

 

While Trump told reporters that he "actually got along great with Rex," the two reportedly clashed. Tillerson, according to news outlets, called Trump a moron during a meeting at the Pentagon. 

Reports have also surfaced that Haley and Tillerson have clashed. 

Politico, for example, said last year that a Trump administration official characterized her feud with Tillerson as approaching “World War III.”

Haley dismissed the report at the time, calling it "ridiculous." 

"That’s so dramatic. That’s so ridiculous. No. I think what you have is sometimes Secretary Tillerson and I have different opinions, but when we come into the NSC [National Security Council], everybody has different opinions,” she said. 

Haley and Tillerson both denied reports that she would replace Tillerson last year. 

"We have a secretary of State currently, and I think he's planning to hang around," Tillerson said in September. 

Haley said she would not take the post if it were offered to her. 

"I would not take it. I am perfectly happy in New York, and trying to be as effective as I can and will continue to do so as long as the president will allow me to serve," she said.