Haley Resigns Ahead of Trump and Kanye Meeting, Twitter Connects the Dots
Focus is now on the president's meeting with rapper
Following the abrupt resignation of U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley, which President Trump has since accepted, the focus is now on the president's meeting with Kanye West.
The sudden end to the occupation of one of the administration's most important figures doesn't come without questions, it neatly follows the confirmation of Judge Kavanagh and precedes the meeting of Trump and West.
Crazy as it may sound, could Kanye be going for the US ambassadors job? You seriously never know these days.
If Twitter is anything to go by, there is lots of speculation surrounding the timing of the meeting.
According to CBSNews: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to the White House TV pool that West will be joining the president for lunch, and also meeting with Kushner.
"Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago," Sanders said in a statement.
Haley leaving. Next meeting: Kanye. Draw your own conclusions.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 9, 2018
all i'm saying is that kanye is coming to the white house the same day nikki haley is resigning as un ambassador— Steven Rich (@dataeditor) October 9, 2018
I hope there's no connection between Nikki Haley's resignation and Kanye West's visit to the White House.— Susan Delacourt (@SusanDelacourt) October 9, 2018
I have no idea why Ambassador Haley has resigned. But I do know @POTUS is supposed to meet with Kanye West this week. And he has an international background and appeal. Just pointing out what could be a confluence of interests... https://t.co/eQyHTse326— Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) October 9, 2018
The president, who has espoused the importance of due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, voiced his own ideas about how to reduce crime in Chicago during a speech to police in Orlando Monday — trying out "stop-and-frisk," like tactics New York City has employed in the past.
"I've told them to work with local authorities to try to change the terrible deal the city of Chicago entered into with ACLU, which ties law enforcement's hands; and to strongly consider stop-and-frisk," the president told the supportive crowd.
"It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago. It was meant for it. Stop-and-frisk."