Nikki Haley breaks with Trump: ‘Everybody knows Russia meddled in our elections’

President Trump started off the G20 by once again casting doubt on Russian interference in the 2016 election, but his chief representative to international community has no such doubts, reports The Hill.

“Everybody knows that Russia meddled in our elections,” Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations said in a pretaped interview on CNN’s State of the Union.

In contrast, Trump told reporters in Poland on the Thursday that instead of everybody, “nobody really knows.”

“I think it was Russia and I think it could have been other people in other countries,” Trump said during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

“It could have been a lot of people interfered,” Trump doubled down when questioned further. “I think it was Russia, but I think it was probably other people and/or countries, and I see nothing wrong with that statement.”

Haley flatly contradicted the man who appointed her, telling CNN’s Dana Bash that not only was everyone aware of Russia’s responsibility for hacks and other interference in the US presidential election, but also that “everybody knows that they’re not just meddling in the United States’ election. They’re doing this across multiple continents, and they’re doing this in a way that they’re trying to cause chaos within the countries.”

Haley predicted other countries would be reporting the same activity. “And it’s not just going to be us saying this. I think you’re going to hear other leaders come out and say, cut it out, we’re not going to put up with it,” she told CNN.

Haley told CBS’s John Dickerson on”Face the Nation” that Trump didn’t really believe his own words in Poland. “President Trump still knows that they meddled,” she said, and “President Putin knows that they meddled, but he is never going to admit to it. And that’s all that happened.”