While the White House has taken the position that the issue of more than a dozen women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct was settled with the 2016 presidential election, a prominent member of the Trump administration appears to have diverged from that specific talking point.
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was asked about the Trump accusers who came forward last year. After having already said she was “incredibly proud of the women” who had come forward against members of Congress recently, Haley said she felt the same about those who accused the current president.
“Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” she stated. “They should be heard, they should be dealt with. I think we heard from them prior to the election and I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
Pressed on whether she thought this meant the election settled the issue, Haley said that it was “for the people to decide.”
“I know that he was elected, but, women should always feel comfortable coming forward we should all be willing to listen to them,” Haley concluded.
Watch the clip above, via CBS News.
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