Nikki Haley Fires Back at Larry Kudlow on Russia Sanctions: ‘I Don’t Get Confused’

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, fired back at top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday after he suggested Haley was confused when she announced new sanctions against Russia that never came to fruition. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused,” Haley said in a statement. On Sunday, she said the administration would be rolling out new sanctions against Russia for its support of the Assad regime in Syria. But by Monday, it became clear that the administration had reversed course, and the White House effectively threw her under the bus. Speaking with reporters earlier Tuesday, Kudlow said there was “momentary confusion.” Kudlow later told ABC News that he apologized to Haley. “There was a process mistake and I shouldn’t have said what I said,” Kudlow said. “She wasn’t confused.”