U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley jumped the gun when it came to announcing any possible new sanctions on Russia after last week's Syria chemical attack. Haley went on Sunday's Face the Nation and made some comments that was apparently not entirely true...or at least according to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow. Haley told CBS that: "you will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down. Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn't already." Kudlow followed up about Haley's comments saying that it was not entirely true and that Haley had some "momentary confusion" about it making her look foolish. He clarified to reporters ahead of a meeting that "we have a set of sanctions, and additional sanctions are under consideration." Haley didn't leave it there, she fired back in a statement that she provided to Fox News saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused." Kudlow ended up backing off after that and according to a person familiar with the matter, it's been said he has since apologized to her.
In essence this has turned into a he said she said, who's right? President Trump can't be happy with this confusion making his team and him look disorganzied. He did not respond directly on Twitter or otherwise. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed this to the press saying that no decision has been made yet in regards to new Russia sanctions.
Nikki Haley just fired back after Nat'l. Economic Council Dir. Larry Kudlow said "she got ahead of the curve" and that there may have been some “momentary confusion” about her announcing new sanctions on Russia: “With all due respect, I don’t get confused” https://t.co/ZzC7Hs6OeD pic.twitter.com/JF1srHfAm6— CNN (@CNN) April 17, 2018