New York April 19 (TNS): The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has come with a forceful response after she was called “confused” by a man on the social media.
Hitting the Sunday talk show circuit, the Haley spoke about new sanctions that were supposedly set to be announced the following day by the White House against Syria. The sanctions were to be in response to the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, and target Russias companies that may have facilitated the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. However, when Monday came and sanctions weren’t announced, Haley was in the hot seat.
A report stating that President Trump had actually halted plans for new sanctions came instead, and was followed by a press conference given by National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters, Kudlow said, “She got ahead of the curve. She’s done a great job; she’s a very effective ambassador.” But the part that stood out to those listening was when he said, “There might have been some momentary confusion” on Haley’s part.
Haley, who’s known as one of the more reliable representatives of the Trump administration, might have been undercut by one of her peers — but she didn’t stand for the mistreatment.
“With all due respect,” Haley began in a statement provided to Fox News, “I don’t get confused.”
Her response has received viral attention online, with women commenting on the condescending tone of Kudlow’s statement and noting that it reflects men’s sexist rhetoric in workplaces everywhere. As it turns out, the attempt to cover up the administration’s mistake by mentioning a woman’s “confusion” was not well received.
“She was certainly not confused. I was wrong to say that — totally wrong,” . “As it turns out, she was basically following what she thought was policy. The policy was changed and she wasn’t told about it, so she was in a box.”