President Trump on Monday joked that Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could “easily be replaced” if fellow members of the U.N. Security Council don’t like her.
“Does everybody like Nikki? Because if you don’t like Nikki — otherwise she could easily be replaced,” Trump joked Monday during a lunch with ambassadors on the U.N. Security Council. “No, we won’t do that, I promise.”
Trump said the U.N. is “an underperformer but has tremendous potential,” according to a transcript of the event.
“I think that the United Nations has tremendous potential — tremendous potential — far greater than what I would say any other candidate in the last 30 years would have even thought to say,” he said. “I know it hasn’t lived up to the potential.”