Nominations are closed for "Comedy, Political Class" and the winner is Nikki Haley. In what speakers of Yiddish would call "chutzpah":
“You should know this about me. I don’t put up with bullies.”— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) February 14, 2023
— Nikki Haley, who served nearly 2 years in Donald Trump’s Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/CdcP01KR7h
“You should know this about me. I don’t put up with bullies.” — Nikki Haley, who served nearly 2 years in Donald Trump’s Cabinet.
Once an opponent (it would appear) of Donald J. Trump, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley jumped onto the Trump train when Donald J. had become Big Man on Campus as presidential nominee. She joined the new Administration in February 2017 as Ambassador to the United Nations and put whatever doubts she had behind her. Shortly before the incumbent was re-nominated in August of 2020, Haley insisted "Donald Trump has always put America first. And he has earned four more years."
In October of 2021, the individual who now says "it's time for a new generation of leadership," stated "we need him in the Republican Party. I don't want us to go back to the day before Trump." But the most revealing- for a reason not immediately clear- of Haley's remarks had come six months earlier when she vowed "I would not mind if President Trump runs, and I would talk to him about it."
Notice "President Trump." The "ex-President" or "Donald Trump" or "Mr. Trump" would have been accurate and inoffensive. However, not only had Trump left office nine months earlier but Haley was referring to the possibility of her ex running in the future. It was a remark of brazen ignorance of English grammar unless the speaker believed, or wanted the public to believe, that the subject was still President of the United States of America.
Alternatively, Haley is living in the world of reality, knew Trump legitimately President and didn't care whether we believed he was. In that case, the ex-governor was worried that referring to Mr. Trump as anything but "President Trump" would offend him because Trump is a unique mixture of hubris and insecurity.
That would explain Haley's assertion "I don't put up with bullies." Instead, evidence suggests that if you spun Nikki Haley around and glanced where you shouldn't, you'd read the large "Please Kick Me" sign.
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