Friday 22 June 2018

Haley hits out at 'disgusting' rumours of a Trump affair

Nikki Haley denies reports of affair with the president Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Nikki Haley denies reports of affair with the president Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said rumours she is having an affair with Donald Trump are "highly offensive" and "disgusting".

Ms Haley said the reports were symptomatic of the attacks powerful women frequently encounter.

Rumours of a tryst between Ms Haley and the US president followed comments by Michael Wolff, the author of an explosive book on life within the White House, who said he was "absolutely sure" Mr Trump was having an affair.

The comments led to speculation that he was referring to Ms Haley, who, he wrote, spends a "notable amount of private time" with Mr Trump on Air Force One.

Ms Haley responded angrily to the claims, saying they are "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 said. "I've never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him."

Irish Independent

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