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Trump: Getting along with Russia is good. Haley: Russia will never be our friend

Staff Writer | April 6, 2018
While U.S. President Doanald Trump drew fire for telling that "Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing," his Ambassador obviously doesn't think so.
Nikki Haley
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U.S. President Donald Trump defended his congratulations to Vladimir Putin on the Russian president's re-election victory, saying he wants Putin's help in solving crises from North Korea to Syria and beyond.

"I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The fake news media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong!"

But U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the United States will never be friends with Russia.

"Russia's never gonna be our friend," the U.S. envoy to the UN said at a Q&A session at Duke University. According to her, Washington works with Moscow "when we need to, and we slap them when we need to."

"If they decide to be a good actor and deal in the international community like regular countries, they will see more countries want to work with them," she said.

"You haven't seen the end of what this administration will do to Russia. You will continue to see that play out," the Moscow Times cited her as saying.