NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In the span of 24 hours, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley has done what none of her colleagues in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet have before: successfully telegraphed to her boss that she will not quietly suffer his public humiliations. Haley was initially blamed by White House aides for creating confusion by speaking on national television about the administration’s plans to roll out new sanctions against Russia that the president ultimately decided to defer. But within hours of White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow’s statement Tuesday [4-17-18] that Haley had fallen prey to ‘momentary confusion’ and gotten ‘out ahead of the curve,’ she’d exacted a public apology from her colleague. But that alone wasn’t enough for the former South Carolina governor, who issued a direct statement to make her point crystal clear: ‘With all due respect, I don’t get confused.’ The incident met with silence from the president and his loyalists but has only helped to burnish Haley’s image outside the White House.”

-Eliana Johnson and Burgess Everett, “Haley sets a red line for Trump,” Politco, April 18, 2018 6:10 pm