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) HaleyThe Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen The truth behind Biden's 'you ain't black' gaffe A glimpse of our post-pandemic politics MORE fired back at Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaSunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets FBI director in 'hot seat' as GOP demands reforms Sunday shows preview: America braces for next month of pandemic MORE, a former White House staffer, on Monday after Gorka accused Haley of not informing President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 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 TillersonDeadline for Kansas Senate race passes without Pompeo filing Democrats launch probe into Trump's firing of State Department watchdog, Pompeo The Memo: Fauci at odds with Trump on virus 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.


“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.”