Trump Reportedly ‘Infuriated’ With Nikki Haley’s Comments About His Accusers

A new report indicates that Donald Trump is not happy that his Ambassador to the United Nations has diverged from the White House’s talking points on the president’s alleged history of sexual misconduct. On Sunday, Nikki Haley gave an interview on CBS where she said that women should feel secure enough in American society to be able speak out against inappropriate behavior. In terms of the women who have come forward with claims against Trump, Haley said these accusers “should be heard.”
“They should be heard, and they should be dealt with. And I think we heard from them before the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
The Associated Press released an extensive piece tonight which explores how the accusations against the president are still a significant political factor throughout Washington. Continue reading "Trump Reportedly ‘Infuriated’ With Nikki Haley’s Comments About His Accusers"

Stephanie Ruhle Hits WH For Dismissing Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘Nothing’s Been Litigated!’

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle both heaped praise on US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and tore into the White House for their separate responses to the numerous women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct and harassment. As you may recall, during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, Haley stated that the female accusers that have come forward against the president “should be heard,” adding that any woman who feels violated or mistreated has every right to speak up. Appearing on MSNBC’s The Beat, Ruhle responded to this by noting that Haley “said something very brave” when the ambassador pointed out that “we need to listen to everyone.” The MSNBC personality contrasted this with the way White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway have framed the accusations, claiming that they’ve been settled because the American people elected Trump. Continue reading "Stephanie Ruhle Hits WH For Dismissing Trump Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘Nothing’s Been Litigated!’"

Nikki Haley: Women Who’ve Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’

While the White House has taken the position that the issue of more than a dozen women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct was settled with the 2016 presidential election, a prominent member of the Trump administration appears to have diverged from that specific talking point. Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was asked about the Trump accusers who came forward last year. After having already said she was “incredibly proud of the women” who had come forward against members of Congress recently, Haley said she felt the same about those who accused the current president. “Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” she stated. “They should be heard, they should be dealt with. I think we heard from them prior to the election and I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every Continue reading "Nikki Haley: Women Who’ve Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’"

Tapper Grills Nikki Haley: How Does Jerusalem Decision Move the Peace Process Forward?

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and America would begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision by the president has resulted in several days of protests in the Middle East. Meanwhile, US allies have criticized the announcement. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was grilled by host Jake Tapper on the move, with the CNN anchor pressing her to explain how exactly this move helps the peace process between Palestinians and Israel. Haley noted at the beginning of the interview that previous presidents didn’t have the courage to listen to the will of the American people but Trump did. She added that while people may be upset with the decision, it is only because “courage causes that” and she Continue reading "Tapper Grills Nikki Haley: How Does Jerusalem Decision Move the Peace Process Forward?"

Sarah Sanders Leaves Open Possibility of U.S. Skipping 2018 Olympics: ‘No Official Decision’ Yet

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley introduced the possibility on Wednesday night. And now, the White House is officially on record as saying that the U.S. has not decided whether to send its delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics. During Thursday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to say that the U.S. is committed to sending its athletes for the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea this February because of the ongoing tensions with North Korea. “No official decision has been made on that, and we’ll keep you guys posted as those decisions are made,” Sanders said. The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow on President Jimmy Carter‘s direction over Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan. But they have participated in each Summer and Winter Games since. But now, the U.S. is leaving open the possibility that they will not take part in the Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Leaves Open Possibility of U.S. Skipping 2018 Olympics: ‘No Official Decision’ Yet"

Nikki Haley: U.S. Athletes Attending Winter Olympics is an ‘Open Question’ Because of North Korea Tensions

Nikki Haley hinted on Wednesday that America’s Olympic athletes might not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics because of a potential volatile situation with North Korea. The Ambassador to the United Nations spoke to Martha MacCallum of Fox News tonight about the latest international developments pertaining to North Korea and President Donald Trump‘s announcement that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. MacCallum eventually brought up the forthcoming Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and she asked Haley whether the event will be safe for American athletes in light of the recent aggression from the rogue nation to the North. “I think those are conversations we are going to have to have, but what have we always said? We don’t ever fear anything, we live our lives,” said Haley. “What we will do is, we will make sure that we’re taking every precaution possible to make sure Continue reading "Nikki Haley: U.S. Athletes Attending Winter Olympics is an ‘Open Question’ Because of North Korea Tensions"

Ivanka’s Name Was Reportedly ‘Circulated’ as Nikki Haley’s U.N. Successor at One Point

A new profile on Jared Kushner in The New York Times contains a little tidbit on something that supposedly circulated within the White House. The Times report says John Kelly had talked about getting Kushner and Ivanka Trump out of the White House––something he denied in an interview––but there’s also this:
Some friends said Mr. Kushner and his wife were at times so discouraged by their brief White House careers — and their shrinking social circle — that they would leap at a chance to gracefully return to New York. At one point this fall, a scenario circulated in which Ms. Trump could replace Nikki R. Haley as ambassador to the United Nations if Ms. Haley replaced Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
There have been reports about Nikki Haley replacing Rex Tillerson at State. In a recent interview, Haley downplayed those reports and said Tillerson isn’t “going anywhere.” Continue reading "Ivanka’s Name Was Reportedly ‘Circulated’ as Nikki Haley’s U.N. Successor at One Point"