There are times when mainstream media takes a small story and blows it up to harm their political foes in the White House. Then, there are the more devious times when they take literally nothing and try to turn it into something.
I was curious about this headline, mostly because it somehow was the very top story on Google News at the time. I figured there had to be something in it. Perhaps there was speculation of nefarious motives for the timing of Nikki Haley’s departure from the White House.
Nope. In fact, the one tidbit of potential foul play was immediately debunked in an update that noted their speculation was impossible because of the timing of her resignation letter.
Nikki Haley is resigning as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And the timing is raising eyebrows.
President Trump and Haley held a quickly arranged media availability Tuesday morning in the White House, shortly after Axios’s Jonathan Swan broke the news of her impending exit. Haley said her resignation was simply about needing a break after six years as South Carolina governor and two at the United Nations, and Trump said Haley even previewed a desire to leave as long as six months ago.
Here’s the reality of the situation. Nikki Haley told the President months ago she wanted to leave before the end of the year. He told her to think about it. She made her decision and gave him her resignation letter in person on October 3. The President told her to wait until after the confirmation before it went public. She agreed. Kavanaugh was sworn in yesterday. Today, a news story broke alleging the resignation. President Trump and Haley said, “Okay, let’s do this.”
End of story. No conspiracy theories. Nothing that doesn’t smell right. Business as usual.
If President Trump announced he was switching his lunch choice from salmon to chicken, mainstream media would start investigating the salmon industry, the White House kitchen staff, and any past investments he made in chicken farms. They’re unhinged.