Nikki Haley a strong person
“It’s absolutely not true,” America’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said in response to somewhat muted allegations that she is having an affair with Donald Trump.
We believe her.
This “speculation” was started by a single sentence in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” a sentence he thinks, and obviously others do, is tittilating. We read the sentence. It could mean anything, but if you are prurient and especially if you like to demean women, well, you know what you want it to mean.
Haley put it into perspective though when, in her denial, she is reported to have told Politico, that Wolff’s “insinuation” is similar to other attacks that she and other successful women have faced “when they’ve been forced to swat down suggestions they’ve slept their way to the top.”
Demeaning is too kind a word for it.
We were surprised when Haley agreed to take a post in an administration run by someone with Trump’s history with women, but it’s worked out well for the country. Haley isn’t a strong women: She’s a strong person.
And there are lots of other strong people who happen to be women, like Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
It’s a pity that men like Michael Wolff seem so terrified by such people that they have to find a “reason” for their success. Nikki Haley is UN ambassador? Oh, it can’t be on her merits. She must have. …
And, oh, how Internet trolling men love to jump upon that.