Haley furious over Trump affair rumours


Haley furious over Trump affair rumours

Washington - Haley is the first ever Indian-American Cabinet-ranking official in any presidential administration.


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Published: Sat 27 Jan 2018, 10:01 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Jan 2018, 12:05 AM

Indian American Nikki Haley, the top US diplomat to the UN, has described rumours about her having an affair with President Donald Trump as "highly offensive" and "disgusting".
"It is absolutely not true," she said on Friday.
Haley - the first ever Indian-American Cabinet-ranking official in any presidential administration - strongly quelled rumours in this regard as "highly offensive and disgusting," in the interview with Politico.
"I have literally been on Air Force One once and there were several people in the room when I was there," Haley said.
"He says that I've been talking a lot with the president in the Oval about my political future.
I've never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him," she said referring to allegations against her in a recent book Fire and Fury by New York-based author Michael Wolff.
"So, the idea that these things come out, that's a problem," she said.
"But it goes to a bigger issue that we need to always be conscious of: At every point in my life, I've noticed that if you speak your mind and you're strong about it and you say what you believe, there is a small percentage of people that resent that and the way they deal with it is to try and throw arrows, lies or not," Haley, 46, said.
In politics for over a decade now, the former South Carolina governor said she has faced similar allegations earlier too.
"I saw this as a legislator. I saw this when I was governor. I see it now. I see them do it to other women. And the thing is, when women work, they prioritise, they focus, and they believe if you're gonna do something, do it right," Haley said. "Others see that as either too ambitious or stepping out of line. And the truth is, we need to continue to do our job and if that means they consider it stepping out of line, fine."

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