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United States Ambassador to the (UN) Nikki Haley explained that the peals of laughter at UN were a sign of genuine affection and respect for the President Donald . She said “(the leaders) love how honest he is. ’s not diplomatic and they find .”

Haley went on ‘Fox & ’ and said the coverage of Trump being laughed at was unfair and blamed the for the negative spin. “The has got this so wrong. I deal with these leaders every single day, I know exactly how they think. Do they love ? No. Do they respect ? Now they do.”

The audience at the UN General Assembly laughed at Trump during his opening remarks on Tuesday after he bragged about being the most effective president in his first two years.

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In insisting that the world leaders were laughing ‘with’ Trump and not ‘at’ him, Haley said:

“When he goes and he is very truthful, they kind of are taken back by —they’re not used to . But let me tell you, all day yesterday they were falling over themselves to get a picture with him. To talk about how great his speech was. To talk about how strong was. Whether he said good things about them or not, they love that he’s honest with them, and they’ve never seen anything like . And so there’s a respect there.”

The Minister of Jacinda Arden however, seemed to have contradicted the American Ambassador. In appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Arden suggested that some of the world leaders at first laughed at Trump – then they laughed with him.

Colbert raised the moment when world leaders laughed at Trump during his speech to the UN and noted that Trump seemed surprised.

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“What did you experience?”

Ardern asked him: “Are you trying to create a diplomatic incident?”

She told Colbert: “There was a little laugh and he said I didn’t expect that response and there was a bigger laugh then people laughed with him.”

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