UN Envoy Haley: Trump's Accusers Have Right to be Heard

11 December, 2017, 03:40 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Nikki Haley: Trump's Assault Accusers Should Be Heard, Even After the Election (Video)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.

"We don't need other countries telling us what's right and wrong", she added, after being asked about backlash from the U.N. General Assembly. And I think we heard from them prior to the election.

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. "My question is, why isn't Donald Trump doing the same thing - who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward".

Trump was elected to the highest office despite a flurry of women accusing the NY billionaire of sexual misconduct and Trump himself boasting about grabbing women's genitals on an "Access Hollywood" tape.

Just in Washington, this week saw Democratic Minnesota senator Al Franken and MI representative John Conyers announce their resignations over accusations of sexual misconduct and the Arizona Republican representative Trent Franks announce his departure after it was reported that he discussed child surrogacy with female members of staff.

Hollywood has also been shaken by an outpouring of stories of sexual assault from both men and women, seeing the demise of industry icons such as director Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey.

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When asked to assess similar allegations of misconduct leveled against President Trump during the 2016 campaign, Haley replied, "Women who accuse anyone should be heard". I'm proud of their strength.

Host John Dickerson asked Haley if Trump's election victory meant the claims against him were settled.

She admitted that the administration was aware there'd be resistance from those who are upset by the decision but said, "Courage does cause that".

"And look, for the last 22 years, everyone around every president has said, 'Just wait, just wait, just wait.' And President Trump's not going to wait anymore", said Haley, calling the president's decision a "courageous" one. "And I think the time has come". I know that he was elected. "And we should all be willing to listen to them".

Dickerson then moved to Trump's accusers.

Emily Cochrane is a New York Times writer.

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