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Nikki Haley Infuriated Trump with Show of Support for His Accusers: Report

The U.N. ambassador claimed she was proud of their "strength" and "courage."

According to sources within the White House, President Donald Trump did not react well to news that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stood up for sexual assault victims during an interview on CBS on Sunday.

The Associated Press reports that “Haley’s comments infuriated the president, according to two people” not authorized to speak for the president.

Speaking with host CBS John Dickerson, Haley commended the women who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, saying, “I’m proud of their strength. I’m proud of their courage.”

Asked about Trump’s accusers, the presidential appointee reportedly stunned White House insiders, after she stated, “They should be heard, and they should be dealt with. And I think we heard from them before the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”

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