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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley Blasts Grammys for ‘Fire and Fury’ Skit

WASHINGTON — Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, had a quick response to the Grammy skit in which Hillary Clinton and others read excerpts from “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

“Don’t ruin great music with trash,” she wrote on Twitter.

The standout political moment of the show was when Clinton, in a taped segment, was among the celebrity figures “auditioning” to perform the spoken word version of Michael Wolff’s book.

The White House and President Donald Trump have bashed the book. Haley in the past week addressed one of the rumors that isn’t explicit in the book, but that Wolff has said is apparent for those who “read between the lines” — that Trump has been having an affair during his White House tenure.

Haley told Politico last week that the rumor — that she and Trump were the ones having the affair — was “absolutely not true” and that it was reflective of the kind of “arrows” that women face as they gain success in leadership positions.

“Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it,” Haley said.

Donald Trump Jr. criticized not the Grammys, but Clinton. “Getting to read a #fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency.”

The Grammys are typically marked by political messages in speeches and music performances. U2 on Sunday performed “Get Out of Your Own Way” with the Statue of Liberty in the background, in a statement about immigration. The show opened with Kendrick Lamar, Bono, and the Edge in a medley with messages about racism, and Dave Chappelle spoke during the segment.

Clinton actually won a Grammy for spoken word in 1997 for the audio book version of “It Takes a Village.”

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