U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley emphatically denied rumors stemming from the controversial "Fire and Fury" book that she was having an affair with President Trump.
What are the rumors?
Michael Wolffe, the author of the book, said that he thought Trump was "absolutely" having an affair, and hinted that he dropped clues in his book pointing to his paramour. Many latched on to the section describing Nikki Haley's relationship with Trump as the prime suspect.
“The president had been spending a notable amount of private time with Haley on Air Force One and was seen to be grooming her for a national political future," the section read.
What did Nikki Haley respond?
Haley vociferously denied the allegations on Politico's Women Rule podcast, saying, “It is absolutely not true."
"I have literally been on Air Force One once and there were several people in the room when I was there,” she explained.
“He says that I’ve been talking a lot with the president in the Oval about my political future," Haley added. "I’ve never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him.”
Haley called the allegations "disgusting" and commented that it was a common tactic used to tear down women in power.
Here's a news report about the allegations:
Haley has been praised highly by many on the right for her forceful presence at the United Nations, and her passionate defense of American policies and interests.