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  • 20.10.2021
Trump accusers 'should be heard': Haley

Trump accusers 'should be heard': Haley

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, says the women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual harassment "should be heard".

Haley told CBS programme "Face the Nation" on Sunday that she's incredibly proud of the wave of women to come forward with allegations against US politicians and entertainment industry figures in recent weeks.

"I think it will start to bring a conscience to the situation, not just in politics ... and I think the time has come," Haley said.
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When asked about the accusations levelled against Trump, Haley said it was "the same thing" and "women who accuse anyone should be heard."

"And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up," Haley said.

Haley was also asked if Trump's election meant the issue of the accusations against him were now settled, as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said.
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"That's for the people to decide," Haley answered.

"I know that he was elected. But, you know, women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all be willing to listen to them."

Democrat Al Franken was one of two lawmakers to leave Congress this week in the widening viral backlash against sexual harassment and assault.
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