UN Ambassador Nikki Haley coolly and calmly shot down the Trump Administration boys club on Tuesday, after colleagues blamed confusion and misstatements about additional Russian sanctions on her. There's a lesson learned here for women as gutsy as Haley -- which is not the majority of American women -- and for good reason.
New York Magazine provides the story backdrop, with Ambassador Haley stating on Sunday's 'Face the Nation' that additional sanctions were forthcoming, aimed at Russian companies that support Syria's chemical-weapons program. The formal announcement was coming shortly, said Haley, probably on Monday.
Boom! For whatever reason -- but then again the topic is Russia -- Trump got cold feet and backed off the plan of additional economic sanctiosn. That would not be a positive image for America's commander-in-chief, especially Mr. Fire & Fury himself The White House boys club then decided that Haley would take the fall, having made an error that "needs to be mopped up", according to the Washington Post.
None of us understand why chief White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow found it imperative to weigh in, telling CNN that Haley "got ahead of the curve" and “There might have been some momentary confusion about that.”
With that absurd comment, Haley fired back, ignoring the dripping sexism of Kudlow's comments about Haley. A dark-haired woman, Nikki Haley does not wear the dumb blonde stereotype. But Kudlow had waded into "irrational woman" waters, and Haley wasn't having it for one minute. In fact, Haley's widespread reputation is one of competency and crossing every 't'.
"With all due respect, I don't get confused," Haley said in a grand slam hit across the net. Her contained, on-target rebuke made it clear that the confusion was not in her camp and not her fault. Kudlow has apologized.