Haley: Women Who Accused Trump Of Misconduct 'Should Be Heard'

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, on Sunday defended President Trump's announcement to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognize the holy city as Israel's capital - arguing the move should "fastball" the Middle East peace process while warning that the global "bashing" of Israel is hurting such efforts. "I'm proud of their courage".

"Yeah, we've been clear on that from the beginning, and the president's spoken on it", Sanders said. "Given that consciousness, how do you think people should assess the accusers of the president?"

Haley's comments, made on CBS' "Face the Nation", diverged from the White House position on the more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of misconduct.

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and America would begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up", Haley said. The White House has said the women who have accused Trump were lying and that the voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump.

While detractors claim this hurts his chances at fostering a peace agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said she believes it will "move the ball forward".

"They should be heard and they should be dealt with", Haley continued.

Responding to a question on the Arab League, she said the U.S. had a lot more in common with the grouping than they have ever had before.

"We have the right to do whatever we want in terms of where we put our embassies", she told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday". "It's unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region, but the administration remains undeterred in its efforts to help achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and our peace team remains hard at work putting together a plan".

In a statement the Arab League Sunday said that Trump's Jerusalem decision has "isolated" the USA from the peace process. "And I think the time has come". "I think the Senate has to look at who's fit to serve in the Senate".

"He just took Jerusalem off the table", she said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "And we're going to support that process".

"That's for the two sides to decide", Haley said.

  • Tracy Klein