Here’s an unfortunate fact of life: sometimes when a woman succeeds all on her own, an insecure squish accuses her of sleeping with the boss. It’s an insidious accusation with two aims: it discredits the woman who’s achieved great accomplishments while bolstering the unaccomplished as heroes of virtue.
Michael Wolff, author of the much-discredited Fire and Fury, on a recent appearance of Bill Maher, insinuated a woman in Trump’s cabinet is boinking Trump. Here’s that accusation:
Wolff says nothing about who that woman is, only advising people to”read between the lines” when coming upon a section at the end of the book.
I’ve not read the book. I could list all the reasons why, but you wouldn’t care. Okay? Okay. But apparently, those who have scampered through Wolff’s book have made the connection, believing Wolff is accusing Nikki Haley of engaging in nookie with Trump. Not sure which is a worse mental image, Haley and Trump or Nancy Pelosi in a thong. For those mental images I say:
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“It is absolutely not true,” Haley said, arguing that Wolff not only has his facts wrong, but that his insinuation is similar to other attacks that she and other successful women have faced when they’ve been forced to swat down suggestions they’ve slept their way to the top.
“I have literally been on Air Force One once and there were several people in the room when I was there,” she said in an interview Thursday for POLITICO’s Women Rule podcast, referring to a flight from Washington to Long Island in late July. “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.”
“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.” Wolff did not respond to a request for comment.
Nikki Haley’s success has ballooned more than Michael Moore eating his own stress. Voices on the right are calling for Haley to one day run for president. Naturally, the left will try diminishing her success by labeling her as a slutty adulteress with no real talent. Good for the Democrats being the “champions” of women’s rights.
According to Haley’s detractors, she’s ascended to the top not by being good, but by pleasuring her male bosses. As Haley notes, she’s heard such accusations her entire career. Leveled at her by disrespectful men, intimidated by her own success.
Hold up gents, I know it’s not just weak men who level such accusations. Insecure women do the same. Watch PERFECT: YouTube Comedienne Explains How FEMINISTS Set Other Women Back!
Nikki Haley is going places. Possibly the chair behind the Resolute Desk. Her rising success will tempt legions of liberal ogres from their mold-infested caves. Instead of attacking Haley’s merit, or challenging her ideas, they’ll sling sexist accusations. Michael Wolff (who looks like Shrek, yes?) just fired the first shot.