Nikki Haley responds to Gorka: 'I did' tell Trump of concerns about Kelly and Tillerson

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyLatest Bolton revelations are no game-changer Is Mike Pence preparing to resign, assume the presidency, or both? Judd Apatow urges Georgia voters to get rid of Doug Collins after 'terrorists' comment MORE fired back at Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaCruz scolds reporter who brought up his daughters Trump wants To 'deescalate,' but will his supporters let him? Conservative radio show canceled after host wishes for 'nice school shooting' as impeachment distraction MORE, a former White House staffer, on Monday after Gorka accused Haley of not informing President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE that two Cabinet officials had approached her about undermining the president.

Gorka, who left the White House in August of 2017, questioned on Twitter why Haley didn't "tell the President about Tillerson and Kelly’s subversion," referring to Haley's claim that former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonFox News host knocks Pompeo for attack on NPR host: 'Don't be such a baby!' 'In any other administration': Trump's novel strategy for dealing with scandal Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request MORE and White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE had asked her to join them in working around Trump to curb decisions they saw as unwise.

In a tweet, Haley responded: "I did. Thank you for your interest."

The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing Haley's upcoming memoir and an interview with the former ambassador, that Haley had named Tillerson and Kelly as two former members of the Trump administration who actively sought to resist Trump on issues they felt he was unequipped to handle.

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“Kelly and Tillerson confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country,” Haley wrote in the memoir, according to the newspaper.

“It was their decisions, not the president’s, that were in the best interests of America, they said. The president didn’t know what he was doing,” she added.

Haley left the administration herself last year while downplaying speculation that she would seek political office in 2020.

“It’s been eight years of intense time and I’m a big believer in term limits,” she said upon announcing her resignation. “You have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job.”