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) HaleyHaley: Political climate, media hysteria wouldn't allow Confederate flag to come down in SC today Goldman Sachs employees protest event featuring Haley after Confederate flag remarks Presidential candidates serving in the Senate must recuse themselves from impeachment proceedings MORE fired back at Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaNikki Haley responds to Gorka: 'I did' tell Trump of concerns about Kelly and Tillerson Jeff Sessions calling Alabama lawmakers about 2020 Senate bid Trump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' MORE, a former White House staffer, on Monday after Gorka accused Haley of not informing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed 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 TillersonReport: Trump UK ambassador fired deputy for mentioning Obama in speech Overnight Defense: Ex-Navy secretary slams Trump in new op-ed | Impeachment tests Pompeo's ties with Trump | Mexican president rules out US 'intervention' against cartels Pompeo-Trump relationship tested by impeachment inquiry 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.”