“The truth is I would always use the unpredictability of President Trump to help me get the sanctions through,” Haley said.

“So I would say, ‘we have to cut off the (North Korean) laborers. We have to do this.’ And they’d say ‘oh no, no we can’t do that,’” Haley said.

“And I would say ‘OK, but I can’t promise you that President Trump won’t use the military,’” she continued. “I can’t promise there won’t be a more forceful action, so why can’t we do this and see if we can start to cut the revenue in North Korea?”

She added that by the time the Chinese were on board with the sanctions, Russia’s opposition was less of a factor.