- The Grammys featured Hillary Clinton among others reading sections from explosive Trump administration book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
- US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, tweeted that she was upset to see the Michael Wolff book and politics brought up during the awards show.
- Wolff has suggested that Haley had an affair with Trump, something which Haley vigorously denies and finds offensive.
The 60th Grammy Awards took place in New York City on Sunday night, and while much of the world saw the most popular musicians and performers make light of the event, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was not impressed.
“Every year, the Recording Academy has honored the best spoken word album,” comedian James Corden, the host of the event explained. “Bill Clinton has won a Grammy. Barack Obama has won a Grammy. Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore all have Grammys,” Corden said.
“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,” said Corden, referencing the explosive “Fire and Fury” tell-all from reporter Michael Wolff. The book made waves early this year for claiming President Donald Trump’s campaign was woefully unprepared for office.
“The question I’ve got is, who will be the narrator?” asked Corden before cutting to a clip of auditions for the role of narrator, wherein he settles on Hillary Clinton for the part.
On the hunt for a GRAMMY Awardof his own, James Corden auditions celebrities for the spoken wordversion of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.” pic.twitter.com/SjTobAbv2N
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow)January 29, 2018
“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,” Clinton read from the book.
While the excerpts shared at the awards ceremony were mainly lighthearted quips about Trump’s hair or food preference, one viewer was decidedly offended: Haley.
“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,” tweeted Haley.
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But Haley may have a personal reason for her disgust.
In a recent interview with Politico, Haley was confronted by a thin rumor put forth by Wolff following the release of his book, namely that she had an affair with Trump, and he, a political neophyte, was training her, a career public servant, “for a national political future.”
Haley dismissed the rumor as “highly offensive” and “disgusting.”
When Haley was picked one of Trump’s top diplomats in December, 2016, the Washington Post reported Trump had made his cabinet decisions, both men and women, largely based on looks.