NIKKI HALEY TELSS HOW SHE USED TRUMP TO SCARE OTHER NATIONS:
Haley regaled the crowd with her experiences at the UN, and said that she often portrayed Trump as a loose cannon in negotiations to scare other countries into line - the 'madman theory' of diplomacy utilized by President Richard Nixon.
'My boss is kind of unpredictable, and I don't know what he'll do,' she said she warned her Chinese counterpart when haggling over North Korea after a missile launch in September of 2017.
The threat of a U.S. invasion of North Korea was enough to get China to allow a tough new sanctions package to pass through the US Security Council, Haley recalled.
'I tell the president, 'I do this all the time,' Haley assured the crowd. 'And he totally gets it.'
The week after the North Korean sanctions passed, Trump was scheduled to address the UN general assembly for the first time.
Haley says she implored him not to refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the pejorative moniker 'Little Rocket Man' before the international body.
Haley says she implored him not to refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the pejorative moniker 'Little Rocket Man' when he addressed the UN in 2017 (above)
'I told the president, 'This is the UN; it's a little more formal of a setting than a campaign rally,' Haley remembered, holding back laughter.
But Trump insisted that he liked the ring of the insult, she recalled.
'So I said, 'Okay, Mr. President, you're the boss,' Haley recalled. A few hours after the speech, Haley says that the president of Uganda walked up to her and casually referred to Kim as 'Rocket Man'.
Haley concluded by saying: 'I have been able to lead the state that raised me and been able to serve the country I love so much. I have been such a lucky girl.'
Less than a week after the conference, Haley made a surprise announcement that she planned to step down as US ambassador, effective at the end of the year.