Nikki Haley Trolled For Throwing Shade At @PopcornFactory

Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Former ambassador to the United Nations, former governor of South Carolina and rumored 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley tried to drag a popcorn company on Twitter for being late on deliveries.

It didn’t go well.

Especially in light of Donald Trump’s toadie Louis DeJoy now in charge of the United States Postal Service whose new policies are slowing mail delivery down across the nation.

Begala: Trump Will Dump Pence For Nikki Haley

Paul Begala (image via CNN)

Political strategist Paul Begala’s predicts Donald Trump will dump Vice President Mike Pence for the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley.

Speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2020 policy conference on Monday, Begala told the crowd “it’s a certainty” that Trump will dump Pence.

“On Thursday, July 16, that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address,” said Begala. “On that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s gonna dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms. You watch. Guaranteed.”

Life After Trump: Nikki Haley Pulling In $200K Plus Private Jet Per Appearance

CNBC is reporting former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is now getting $200K per appearance, plus rides in private jets, to give speeches to corporations at private events.
Nikki Haley

CNBC is reporting former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is now getting $200K per appearance, plus travel in private jets, to give speeches at private corporate events.

And international gigs cost even more.

Anyone remember how the GOP lost its mind over Hillary Clinton getting paid to give speeches after her time in the Obama Administration?


Nikki Haley Resigns As U.S. Ambassador To United Nations

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned her position and will leave her post by the end of the year.

Via Reuters:

Sitting beside Trump in the Oval Office, Haley said her 18-month stint at the United Nations had been “an honor of a lifetime” and said she would stay on until the end of the year.

A former governor of South Carolina who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley is the highest profile woman in Trump’s Cabinet and is often seen as a possible presidential candidate.

But she said in her resignation letter to Trump she would “surely not be a candidate for any office in 2020” and would support his re-election bid.

She told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday: “No, I am not running for 2020.”

According to Axios‘ Jonathan Swan, who broke the story, several senior administration officials were caught off-guard by the announcement and no one seems to know the real backstory.

Although she denies the rumors, many hypothesize that Haley is stepping away to get ready for a possible challenge to Trump as Republican nominee for president in 2020.

Donald Trump is already floating his daughter Ivanka’s name as a possible replacement at the UN.

Breaking: United States Withdraws From UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

This. Is. Insane.

Moments ago, the United States withdrew from the United Nations’ Human Rights Council after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical and self-serving” body, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

“In doing so, I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” Haley added.

From The Hill:

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the withdrawal alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, following multiple news reports that the move was imminent.

Haley blasted the council as a “protector of human rights abusers and cesspool of political bias” and accused the body of “politicizing and scapegoating countries with positive human rights records.”

The withdrawal, which comes as the 47-member body begins a three-week session in Geneva, had been expected as a result of the Trump administration’s frequent criticism of the group’s treatment of Israel.

Haley repeatedly voted against U.N. measures that were critical of Israel, and she has rebuked the council for what she called a “chronic anti-Israel bias.”

The Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez responded with this statement:

“The United States should be leading the world on human rights, not retreating into isolation and separating young children from their families. Because of our seat at the table, we’ve been able to give voice to the voiceless around the world while fighting for the council’s fair treatment of our allies like Israel. Today, President Trump is sending a signal to the world that we’re too weak to lead and too cowardly to fight for our foundational values.

“Trump’s withdrawal is especially disturbing given his persistent praise for despots and dictators with abysmal human rights records, not to mention his administration’s cruel mistreatment of immigrant families seeking asylum. His blatant disregard for basic human rights will have dire and tragic consequences for marginalized people across the globe for years to come. We must all condemn Trump for his failure to lead, and we should work together to hold him accountable immediately.”

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Calls For Investigation Into Reports Of Torture And Murder Of Gay Men In Chechnya

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, issued this statement today in regard to the reports of torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya:

We continue to be disturbed by reports of kidnapping, torture, and murder of people in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation and those persecuted by association. If true, this violation of human rights cannot be ignored – Chechen authorities must immediately investigate these allegations, hold anyone involved accountable, and take steps to prevent future abuses.

We are against all forms of discrimination, including against people based on sexual orientation. When left unchecked, discrimination and human rights abuses can lead to destabilization and conflict.

Tomorrow, the United States will lead a first-ever meeting on human rights in international conflicts in the UN Security Council to underscore our commitment to addressing human rights abuses wherever they threaten international peace and security.

I’m not so sure about Chechen authorities “investigating these allegations,” but here’s hoping the United Nations has some pull to make something stop these horrific violations of human rights.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley To Be Trump’s United Nations Ambassador

Donald Trump taps South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the US Ambassador to the United Nations, according to an announcement by the Trump transition team.

Haley becomes the first face of diversity in the Trump team as she is younger than most of Trump’s appointees thus far (44 years old), female and the daughter of Indian immigrants.

She has been considered a rising star in the Republican party, currently serving her second term as governor of South Carolina.

Haley comes as somewhat of a surprise pick in that she campaigned for Sen. Marco Rubio during the Republican primary, and ultimately endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz for the GOP nod.

Trump has been critical of Haley along the way:

In January, Trump characterized Haley’s position on immigration as “weak” after the South Carolina governor welcomed properly vetted legal immigrants into her state.

From CNN:

In a statement released Wednesday, Haley said the US “faces enormous challenges” both at home and internationally. She cited a “sense of duty” in accepting Trump’s offer.

“When the President believes you have a major contribution to make to the welfare of our nation, and to our nation’s standing in the world, that is a calling that is important to heed,” Haley said. “The second is a satisfaction with all that we have achieved in our state in the last six years and the knowledge that we are on a very strong footing.”

Haley was also among those being considered by Trump for secretary of state. Her pick leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and a handful of others among those still in the running for the top diplomat position.

Haley will keep serving as governor until the Senate confirms her nomination.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley To Endore Marco Rubio

I wonder if this will be enough for Rubio to inch past Ted Cruz into the number two spot in South Carolina?

Donald Trump supporter and all-around nutcase Ann Coulter was not happy.

SC Governor: “There is no war on women; women are doing well”

Gov. Nikki Haley’s definition of “doing well”:

• Unemployment for women has been practically stagnant for three years

• 88 percent of jobs created since the end of the recession went to men

• In Haley’s state of South Carolina, women are paid just 76 cents for every dollar a man makes

• Women also face higher poverty rates in South Carolina with 19 percent below the poverty line compared to 15 percent of men

“If you don’t feel this is an attack [on women], you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll out this morning shows him trailing Obama by 19 points among women.