Nikki Haley: Trump’s UN speech was ‘blunt and honest’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday that world leaders were receptive to President Trump’s fiery speech to the international body on Wednesday, saying they appreciated how “blunt and honest” the address was.
“I think what you saw were a lot of countries responded, they were very positive to the speech, and they appreciated how blunt and honest he was. I think that’s been the overall theme from the international community this week, is how straightforward he was and how refreshing it was as they heard him speak,” Haley told reporters at a press briefing.
Trump delivered a bombastic maiden speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, in which he referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and said the country would be destroyed if it continued to threaten the U.S. and its allies.