When Hillary Clinton appeared in a clip on the 60th Grammys, the crowd thought it was hilarious. The joke was at Donald Trump’s expense, so he probably did not enjoy it. Also, there was another person who hated it, too.
Grammy host, comedian James Corden, released a clip of several people reading from Michael Wolff’s new political book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), had a few choice words in response to the piece. It did not take long for her to tweet about the clip:
‘I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and Fury book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.’
The Grammys were held in New York City, and the evening was filled with the best musicians and entertainers.
Corden mentioned all the politicians who have won Grammys, according to Business Insider:
‘Every year, the Recording Academy has honored the best spoken word album. Bill Clinton has won a Grammy. Barack Obama has won a Grammy. Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore all have Grammys.’
Corden referred to the tell-all book about Donald Trump, Fire and Fury:
‘We know that our current President does love winning awards and the good news for him is he may just be the subject of next year’s winner. The question I’ve got is, who will be the narrator?’
Then, Corden flipped to the clip of people auditioning for the part of the narrator. Clinton read:
‘He had a longtime fear of being poisoned. One reason why he likes to eat at McDonald’s. Nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made.’
The clips were meant to entertain, and there were jokes about the president’s eating habits and his unusual comb-over.
Maybe, Haley had another reason for disliking Wolff’s book. In it, the author passed along a rumor that the UN ambassador had an affair with Trump, according to POLITICO. Plus, it said the president was grooming her “for a national political future.”
Haley had responded to the rumor as “highly offensive” and “disgusting.”
It was no secret that Trump chose his top officials based on their appearance – both women and men. According to The New York Magazine, pioneer political woman in South Carolina Rita Allison said:
‘She was just very confident about it — very confident. That’s her personality. She did not grow up in the South. I mean — she grew up in the South. But I think her family influence would be a little different from someone who had maybe southern parents and that kind of thing. How they brought her up, and gave her that confidence that she has, I see it every day. I saw it in the governor’s office, and I see it when I watch her speak as an ambassador.’
Century Foundation expert on the UN, Stephen Schlesinger told the NY Magazine:
‘She’s playing a double game. With the Trump people, she wants to make sure she’s one of the soldiers marching to his tunes. At the same time, for her own political future, she wants to look like she’s an independent spirit.’
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