Trump ‘Furious’ Over Nikki Haley’s Comments About His Accusers: Report

Trump also lashed out at New York Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who called for his resignation.


As Democrat leaders call for a Congressional probe into allegations of misconduct by Donald Trump, the United States president was reportedly fuming over Nikki Haley’s comments on the matter on television earlier this week. Trump also lashed out at New York Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who accused him of sexual misconduct and called for his resignation.

Trump was furious with Haley’s comments during an interview on CBS channel in which she said the women who have accused him “should be heard,” the Associated Press reported on Dec.12 citing two sources who spoke to the news agency on condition of anonymity.

Haley, when asked by CBS host John Dickerson on the show on Dec. 10 if she considered the allegations a “settled issue,” had said: “You know, 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.”

She added, speaking of Trump’s accusers: “They should be heard and they should be dealt with, and I think we heard them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”

Her comments were different from the stance taken by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who suggested that the accusation against Trump were lies.

Sanders on Dec. 11 said that the White House would provide a list of eyewitnesses and corroborating evidence to exonerate Trump, AP reported, adding that the White House sent along an email nearly 24 hours later, which cited news reports that quoted witnesses, and offered rebuttals to two of the accusations.

Trump also lashed out at Gillibrand’s call for his resignation, tweeting that she came to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do anything” to get them.

His tweet about Gillibrand was slammed as being in bad taste by Democrats. Sanders responded to the remarks saying that his tweet could be considered sexually charged “only if your mind is in the gutter.”

Trump has repeatedly denied allegations made against him and even tweeted in response to the press conference four of his accusers held on Dec. 11 where they asked for a probe against him.

Almost 60 lawmakers are pushing for a Congressional probe into Trump’s behavior. As of now, 21 women have accused the president of some form of sexual misconduct, ranging from harassment to assault, Huffington Post reported.

Trump was also embroiled in a controversy before his election where he was heard making vulgar comments about women. While he had publicly addressed the tape during his presidential campaign, calling the comments he made “locker room talk”, he is reported to have told a senator before his inauguration that the voice on the tape might not have been his, the New York Times reported. He told the senator of his intention to investigate the recording, which had him bragging about grabbing a woman by her genitals.

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