Joe Scarborough, former Republican Congressman and current TV/newspaper commentator, recently wrote that he does not believe Trump will run for re-election in 2010. In the process, he joined the media hallelujah chorus that has turned Trump lap dog Nikki Haley into some kind of Nikki-the-giant-killer avatar because she publicly rebuked a Trump aide for stating she was confused when she said on TV that the U.S. was going to impose more economic sanctions on Russia.
Turned out that was the decision in place when she went on TV, only Trump had overturned it at the last minute–and no one had informed the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Scarborough went on to beat the presidential drums for Haley.
I am about to puke over the media frenzy falsely declaring Nikki Haley as a virtual Joan of Arc for poking Trump in the eye. Scarborough’s joining the hallelujah chorus has only magnified the symptoms. Nikki Haley’s track record shows her as one of Trump’s most sycophantic, obsequious lap dogs.
Where was Nikki Haley’s disgust when Trump:
- Demeaned the military career of John McCain
- Accused Obama of engaging in a conspiracy to disguise the “fact” that he was foreign-born
- Used an ethnic slut to insult a federal judge
- Accused Mexican undocumented immigrants of being mainly rapists and criminals
- Praised the thug Putin
- Said good words about neo-fascists staging Nazi-like parades in Charlottesville
- Mocked the handicapped
- Tells lie after lie.
But more to the point, where was Haley’s anger when Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women and called them bimbos; appointed sex predator Roger Ailes as a key advisor; and approved calling his own daughter a piece of a–. Or when Trump appointed white supremacist and overt misogynist Steve Bannon as his campaign czar and then as a Presidential Counselor.
Haley showed no problem with Bannon’s words: “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech, They Just Suck at Tech; Birth control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy; Would You Rather Your Child Had Feminism or Cancer?”
But the question Haley needs to be asked: “who do you believe? The women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment, or the Trump who calls them liars?”
Why have our TV pundits gone overboard for the Nikki Haley who only gets mad and reacts when she is personally insulted, but gives not one tinker’s damn about the other targets of Trump’s venom? What a pathetic example of “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Haley is just another Paul Ryan/Mike Pence clone.