Poor Nikki Haley. I don’t know whether I feel worse about the fact she and her family got booed as they left a restaurant after lunch during Pride Week in NYC or the fact that she apparently has some sort of short-term memory loss that prevents her from remembering what an awful person she has been to the LGBTQ community. Maybe she hit her head on the sink when she washed her hands before lunch. Who knows? Any number of things could have happened that caused the former governor of South Carolina and current UN Ambassador to forget all of her missed opportunities to get on the right side of history.
We,incl my son, were booed by patrons saying hateful things as we left lunch @ Pride Parade.Our country is better than this. #HateNeverWins
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 25, 2017
Haley somehow made it through the vicious attack and struggled her way through a posed group photo, where she made a point of stating she was still smiling, even after the acid rain of boos:
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What an odd way to say she took in the Pride Parade!
Anyway, Nikki was in luck, as Twitter was on hand as always to help her remember why she might have gotten the less-than-favorable reception:
— Eric Lewis (@EDL1215) June 26, 2017
What has the republican party done to promote Gay Rights Nikki? The vice president thinks a therapy session can change science.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 26, 2017
So sorry. Hope you explained to your son this was frustration & anger w/Trump admin, of which you are a part. Learning moment, for you both.
— Karen Germaine (@KarenGermaine) June 26, 2017
Well, @nikkihaley opposes trans protections, tried to oppose SSMs from other states, and now works for Trump. So yeah, she was booed.
— Zack Ford (@ZackFord) June 26, 2017
Others attempted to offer some perspective on the situation:
Gosh, booed? Were your civil rights denied or job lost or child taken away?
B/C your party’s done all those things to LGBT.
— #HillaryIsMyPOTUS (@TerencePlumb) June 26, 2017
You’re a standard-bearer for a party whose platform dismisses our marriages and denigrates our families. Why should we *not* boo you?
— Trey Graham (@treygraham) June 26, 2017
— Ira Madison III (@ira) June 26, 2017
I hope that Nikki’s feeling better after all this nasty booing. Let’s hope she had a chance to go home, open a bottle of wine, take a nice long bath, and forget about all those icky gays she’s spent her entire career oppressing.
Okay, I’m sorry, you guys. I feel like I’m taking the sarcasm too far. Let’s let Euclid sum this up for us:
Nikki Haley defended a gay marriage ban in South Carolina and has the audacity to act holier than thou about being booed at a PRIDE parade.
— Euclid (@Deuce1042) June 26, 2017
Get it yet, Nikki?
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