Until a couple of months ago, Nikki Haley was apart of the Trump administration; serving as the ambassador to the United Nations.
Prior to serving in the Trump administration, Haley was a Republican governor of South Carolina and a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. However, what she did over the weekend will not be tolerated by some.
You see, Haley appeared on the NBA All Stars Newsmakers Breakfast panel. Apparently, it was a policy discussion on the future of our country with other members of the panel being Condolezza Rice, Gayle King, Gen. Martin Dempsey and former CIA Director John Brennan.
Great policy discussion on the future of our country with @CondoleezzaRice, @JohnBrennan, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, at the NBA All Stars @NBAAllStar Newsmakers Breakfast. Thank you Commissioner Adam Silver for all of the good work the @NBA continues to do! 🏀🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ceajs72ugv
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 17, 2019
Well, this kind of discussion with people who may hold a differing opinion will not be tolerated by some! People began to go after the former Trump administration member for this mortal sin!
Nikki Haley and the Series of Unfortunate Neocons pic.twitter.com/8Vw0QlLZNq
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 18, 2019
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 17, 2019
As I always say… Nikki Haley is John McCain in lipstick and a dress.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) February 18, 2019
And then this guy decided to give his two cents on the matter, which turned out to be totally untrue.
Haley, the former Trump administration official, responded to his accusation.
Thank you Jacob but I did not get paid to be on this panel. I appreciate your interest.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 18, 2019
But apparently that explanation was enough for Mr. Wohl as anything less than total and complete submission to Trump and even talking with those who have a different point of view will not be tolerated!
To be fair, other people did come to Haley’s defense.
A lot of American politics is pure tribal signalling. Nikki Haley does her share of that, as does any successful politician. But she's not willing to prioritize it above getting her message to the wider world. You build majorities by talking to a broader audience. https://t.co/UX8yqFt7rh
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 18, 2019
.@NikkiHaley makes all the right people mad, which is another reason to 💛 her.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 18, 2019
The idea that @NikkiHaley should avoid an opportunity to draw contrasts from Brennan in a high-profile setting like this is as snow-flakey as it gets.
If you think Brennan is terrible don’t you WANT her there? I don’t get this nonsense. https://t.co/iOZp3Ak9ZH
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 18, 2019
I don’t understand why people are criticizing @NikkiHaley for being on a panel with people who think differently than she does. A panel with all likeminded people sounds pretty boring.
— Daniella Greenbaum Davis (@DGreenbaum) February 18, 2019
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 18, 2019
The people criticizing this are acting ridiculous. But it’s not like Nikki was just meeting with Brennan or posting a photo endorsing him. Condi is there too. I’d like to think that Nikki asked him some tough questions in their discussion. https://t.co/UnJP8r2r8k
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) February 18, 2019