U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. stands behind its commitment to Afghanistan demonstrates his understanding of the weight of his office – a point the president made in his speech Monday night.
“It’s one thing to be a candidate and talk about what you think,” Haley said on CNN’s “ New Day” Tuesday, the morning after Trump broke with his campaign statements opposing continuing U.S. involvement in the war-ravaged nation.
Haley also said she thinks Trump turned in favor of staying the course in Afghanistan because “he listened to his generals.”
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She told CNN that Trump’s words reflect his desire to pursue a “results-based” policy in South Asia, with less focus on the duration of the commitment and less speculation about troop strength.