There’s no question that the hottest issue in America is the issue of sexual harassment and abuse. Ever since the heinous crimes of Harvey Weinstein came to light, the dam has burst, and women across the country are coming out in droves to point the finger at their supposed abusers.
Big names from Hollywood to DC have lost their jobs due to allegations against them, and there’s no question that many more dominoes will fall before it’s all said and done. With all the attention on the issue, there have been some questioning why the allegations against Trump haven’t been reexamined. While most of these calls have come from the Left, on Sunday, a prominent Trump appointee put her job at risk by agreeing that the president’s accusers should be heard.
As reported at the New York Post, Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said all women who believe they’ve been victims of sexual harassment should be heard, including those who have accused President Trump.
“Any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up,” Haley told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
The interviewer then asked Haley if Trump’s subsequent victory meant that the issue of his guilt was settled, and she responded: “That’s for the people to decide. I know that he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them.”
During the campaign, Trump was suddenly met with numerous accusations of sexual harassment. While none have ever been proven, the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape added fuel to the fire, as he bragged about grabbing women by their genitals.
With such an intense focus on the issue at the moment, there appears to be a chance that Trump will once again be put through the ringer over the allegations.
“I am incredibly proud of the women who have come forward. I’m proud of their strength. I’m proud of their courage,” Haley said. Trump has vociferously denied the allegations repeatedly, but if Haley is going to say she’s proud of all those that have come forward, then it implies she believes them over the president. Since there would be no reason to be proud of someone for publicly lying about such a thing.
Regardless of the truth of the matter, Haley is taking quite the risk to say such things. Trump will likely not be happy that one of his appointees is implying he may be guilty, or that the women he’s said are lying should be heard. This could very well stir up some changes in the administration, or it could come to nothing. We’ll just have to wait and see how Trump responds.
Source: New York Post