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    Haley Says She Won't Defend Trump's 'Communication Style', Sparking Twitter Feud

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    US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's comment that she doesn't defend her boss's "communication style" has prompted social media users to ask what she's hoping to gain.

    Speaking to CBS News Sunday Morning, the envoy admitted that the president "has his communication style," adding that "you're not hearing me defend that. What I will tell you is if there is anything that he communicates in a way that I'm uncomfortable with, I pick up the phone and call him, and I tell him that."

    Haley's words prompted an instant backlash from Trump supporters, who called the ambassador a Bush-style neocon Republican, asked when she had ever defended the president, and pondered whether he had made a mistake in picking her for the UN post.

    Others asked whether the comments were an indication of Haley's impending departure.

    Trump opponents took the opportunity to get a shot in against the president, adding that they would respect Haley more if she went ahead and actually did resign.

    Others suggested that Haley's words were an attempt at jockeying for a 2020 run at the presidency.

    Finally, a few users suggested that this was a non-story altogether.


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