Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told Haley that they were trying to resist the president and encouraged her to do the same. she writes in her new book, "With All Due Respect," which comes out on Tuesday.
"Kelly and Tillerson told me that when they resisted the president, they were not insubordinate, they were trying to save the country," Haley wrote.
"It was their the decisions, not the president, who were in America's best interest, they said. The president did not know what he was doing, "Haley writes about the two councilors.
Haley, a former Republican governor in South Carolina, said she refused to listen to their instructions and had an obligation to respect the president's orders since being elected by US voters. She is widely regarded as a potential Republican candidate for president, though she insists she has no immediate plans to run for office.
"It absolutely happened," said Haley in an interview with CBS on Sunday. "And instead of telling me that, they should have said that to the president, do not ask me to join them on their parallel plan.This should have been: 'Go tell the president what are your differences, and leave if you don' do not like what he does. "
"But undermining a president is really a very dangerous thing, and it goes against the Constitution, and it goes against the will of the American people, and it was shocking," she said. .
Tillerson also told Haley that people would die if Trump was not controlled, according to the Washington Post.
Haley rejected efforts by the House Democrats to dismiss Trump after he lobbied the Ukrainian president to investigate his political opponent, although he was opposed to the president coming to the polls. seeking foreign aid for his own political gain.
Haley, daughter of Indian immigrants born in the United States, also defended Trump on her inflammatory claims to four members of Congress members of women of color to return "in their country."
"No, it's not appropriate," Haley said Sunday. "But I can also understand where he came from, from the point of view of not hitting America again and again and again and not doing anything to try to fix it."