Jalil Javed and Henry Kincaid
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said that the role that Russia may have played in the alleged tampering of the 2016 American Presidential Election was “warfare”. This statement appears in stark contrast to President Trump’s responses on the issue, with the leader often taking the opposite approach; even recently, Trump made plans to “move forward in working constructively with Russia”.
At a conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, Nikki Haley blasted Russia for attempting to “sow chaos” during the election period. Russia has been accused of hacking and propagating in favour of the at-the-time Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, against Hillary Clinton.
“The Russians, God bless them, they’re saying, ‘Why are Americans anti-Russian? And why have we done the sanctions?’ Well, don’t interfere in our elections and we won’t be anti-Russian,” Haley said.
“When a country can come and interfere in another country’s elections, that is warfare.”
This seems to go completely against how the President has handled this issue; Trump has blamed the US Intelligence agencies, and claims that the alleged Russian interference is a conspiracy theory spread by Hillary Clinton as an excuse to defame her opponent and to eventually cover for her defeat.
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