Haley ahead of Trump's speech: 'It is a new day at the UN'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki HaleyTrump critics push new direction for GOP Pollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates MORE is crediting President Trump with cultivating change at the U.N., saying ahead of his first visit to the international body that "it is a new day at the U.N."  

"It is a new day at the U.N. I think that the pleas he made in terms of trying to see change at the United Nations had been heard, and I think  what we'll do is see him respond to that," Haley told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union." 

"What you are now seeing is the Israel bashing has become more balanced. You've got a United Nations that is action oriented, we've passed two resolutions on  North Korea just in the last month. And you also have a United Nations that is moving toward reform," Haley said on Sunday. 

"We said we needed to get value for our dollar, and what we're finding is that the international community is right there with us in support of reform," she added.


Trump is set to address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday. 

He has criticized the U.N. in the past, saying that it had expressed anti-Israeli sentiments, did not take action on a variety of issues and was overly dependent on U.S. funding.  

While the president bashed the international body on the campaign trail, he has recently praised the U.N.'s actions on North Korea in recent days.