Trump jokes that Haley could 'easily be replaced'

President Trump joked Monday that if members of the United Nations Security Council don't like U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, she "could easily be replaced."

Haley was seated next to Trump when the president made the joke at a luncheon for ambassadors from several UN Security Council members. 

"Does everybody like Nikki," Trump begins. Laughter from Haley and others than drowns out his comment that "because if you don't."

"Otherwise she can easily be replaced, right?" Trump then says to more laughter. Trump then puts his arm on Haley's and says "we won't do that.


"She's doing a fantastic job," Trump said.