The new ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has some advice for the Trump administration: Russia is not our friend!
Where have I heard that before?
“Take it seriously,” Haley said on NBC Thursday. “We cannot trust Russia. We should never trust Russia.”
Preach it, sister!
“When we see the facts, we absolutely should have some sort of action we take in response to it,” she said. “But, we need to know all the facts first.”
The former South Carolina governor isn’t worried about officials talking to Russian diplomats or even Trump’s desire to have a more open working relationship with them, but let’s not get crazy. We’re not having sleepovers and doing each others’ nails.
“He’s very open minded about working with everyone,” she said. “He doesn’t want to cut anyone off. What he has allowed me to do is when I see something wrong, I call them out on it; I will always do that. But, at the same time, if I see an opportunity to work on something with them, like we do with ISIS and Daesh (another name for ISIS), we will absolutely do that.”
And just as America worked with Russia to bring down Hitler and the German army, we should also remember that Stalin was still in charge of Russia at that time. He was a cruel Totalitarian and some would say was “one of the greatest mass murderers of the 20th century,” with a roughly estimated 20 million people dying under his rule.
Putin hasn’t gone that far, yet, but he’s done his share.
So, yeah. Work with Russia where you can, but never forget: It’s still Russia.