Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said she believes the women accusing the president of sexual misconduct "should be heard." Three of those accusers made public appearances Monday to tell their stories and renew their call for an investigation into the allegations.
According to reports, Haley's words infuriated President Trump.
“They should be heard, and they should be dealt with,” Haley said Sunday on CBS's “Face the Nation.” “And I think we heard from them before the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
The Associated Press reported that Trump was none too happy with Haley's stance on the matter, particularly in light of the current sociopolitical climate surrounding politicians and allegations of sexual misconduct.
Two people familiar with Trump told the AP he was enraged by her remarks. Trump has reportedly grown most frustrated with the claims in recent weeks, comparing the situation to that of Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP Senate candidate accused of committing multiple sexual transgressions against teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
Trump has consistently claimed all of his accusers are lying, and the White House has adopted the position as well.