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Nikki Haley: ‘Fire and Fury’ Joke ‘Ruined the Grammys’

Haley was the subject of an accusation fueled by the book’s author, Michael Wolff

It’s probably no surprise that Nikki Haley, the subject of an accusation fueled by “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff, really didn’t like the part of the Grammys where people ranging from Snoop Dogg to Hillary Clinton read excerpts of the book about the Trump Administration.

“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,” Haley, the UN ambassador, tweeted Sunday night. She later added that the skit “ruined the Grammys.”

During Sunday’s Grammys, host James Corden used the spoken-word award segment to have DJ Khaled, John Legend, Cher, Cardi B, Snoop and Clinton read passages from the book. Clinton read an excerpt in which Wolff details Trump’s enjoyment of McDonald’s hamburgers, which Wolff asserts is partially because of his longtime fear of being poisoned.

Haley has been spending more time talking about “Fire and Fury” lately than she would like. On Friday, she dismissed Wolff’s hints that she’s having an affair with Donald Trump as “disgusting” and “highly offensive.”

While Wolff has admitted he can’t prove any affair, he said last week on “Real Time With Bill Maher” that readers should pay close attention to a section near the end of the book that hints at an affair between her and Trump.

“It is absolutely not true,” Haley said Friday on POLITICO’s Women Rule podcast. “It is highly offensive, and it is disgusting. It amazes me what people will do and the lies they will say for money and power… I have literally been on Air Force One once and there were several people in the room when I was there. He says that I’ve been talking a lot with the president in the Oval about my political future. I’ve never talked once to the president about my future and I am never alone with him.”

On “Real Time With Bill Maher”, Wolff said a passage near the end of his book hints at the affair.

 “Now that I’ve told you, when you hit that paragraph you’re going to say bingo,” Wolff told Maher. Careful readers zeroed in on passages where he Haley “had become a particular focus of Trump’s attention, and he of hers” and that Trump “had been spending a notable amount of private time with Haley on Air Force One and was seen to be grooming her for a political future.”