Nikki Haley had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Independence Day.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday complained that she spent her Fourth of July holiday working because North Korea test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile toward Japan.
“Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea,” Haley tweeted.
Haley’s work woes sparked a whirlwind of admonishment on Twitter for treating her duties as an apparent inconvenience.
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Andrew Weinstein, a member of the Holocaust Museum Council, blasted the former South Carolina governor’s tweet as tone-deaf for thinking about herself, rather than others.
He said Haley should be thanking U.S. troops, first responders and “the millions of hardworking Americans who would rather be enjoying the holiday with their family instead of working today.”
Buzzfeed reporter Jason Leopold fired off a link to Haley’s job description at her “in the event you are unaware of what it entails.”
As Haley spent her day in meetings, President Trump spent more than three hours celebrating Independence Day at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. The White House failed to identify Trump’s golf partners at the holiday excursion.
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He returned to the White House for a South Lawn picnic with military families.
North Korea’s rocket stunt caused a global mad dash to measure its success.
The missile reached an altitude of 1,741 miles and a distance of more than 500 miles before plunging into the ocean off Japan’s coast. As the U.S. identified the missile as an ICBM, Haley and her Japan, South Korea counterparts requested a meeting Wednesday afternoon with the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council.
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