'Nikki Haley can be easily replaced,' President Trump jokes

  • 'Nikki Haley can be easily replaced,' President Trump jokes

'Nikki Haley can be easily replaced,' President Trump jokes

Trump said that if they didn't, "she could easily be replaced".

Trump also took a jab at the United Nations for ignoring threats like North Korea "for far too long".

He called the country "a real threat to the world".

Trump quickly assured Haley her job was safe.

S. State Department website published an article this month about President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, stoking criticism from prominent ethics experts.

"Costs have been absolutely gone out of control". I promise we won't do that.

Trump was kicking off Monday's lunch with 14 ambassadors of countries on the U.N. Security Council - its top decision-making body - when he asked the room if they liked Haley, the USA ambassador. And I must say, I'm a budget person. Trump then puts his arm on Haley's and says "we won't do that". He added that the situation in North Korea was also "unacceptable".

"We need the member-states to come together to eliminate inefficiency and bloat, and to ensure that no one nation shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden militarily or financially", he said.

The Carl Vinson group is expected to "arrive in days" in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.

The announcement of the unusual briefing came as Haley said the US will strike North Korea if it attacks a military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile.

On Sunday, Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about "a range of regional and global issues of mutual concern".

The White House wants funding for the border wall included in a spending bill that must pass by Friday, but it can't pass without support from eight Senate Democrats who say they'll never support the border wall. He said the council should be prepared to impose additional sanctions on North Korea. Trump also "criticized North Korea's continued belligerence and emphasized that Pyongyang's actions are destabilizing the Korean Peninsula". "She's doing a fantastic job", he said.