President Trump was infuriated by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's comments Sunday that women alleging sexual misconduct — including Trump's accusers — should be heard and dealt with, according to a report.
"I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. We should all be willing to listen to them," Haley told CBS Sunday, specifically referring to Trump and the accusations of sexual harassment and assault leveled at him during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Haley's remarks enraged the president, two sources told the Associated Press.
Trump has become increasingly frustrated by the re-litigation of the allegations, vehemently denying the claims and comparing his situation to that of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, per the news outlet.
At least nineteen women have accused Trump of behaving inappropriately toward them, but the White House on Monday pushed back on the mounting criticism by reiterating the president's repudiation of any wrongdoing.
Moore has also strenuously defended himself against allegations that he pursued girls in their teens when he was in his 30s.
The special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old seat is set for Dec. 12.