Niki Haley chose the wrong day to complain about her job on social media. Haley, who is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, sent out this tweet on July 4th complaining about being stuck in meetings all day due to the latest North Korean missile launch:
Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017
Many on Twitter were unsympathetic with Haley’s plight, pointing out that serving her country is the entire point of her job, and she should be happy to do it—especially on July 4th.
The amount of arrogance in this tweet is baffling. Is serving the American people an inconvenience for you? If so, feel free to step down.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) July 4, 2017
I just saw an ambulance go down my street. Doubt they’d be all, “Thanks, stroke patient,” or whatever situation they’re facing on the 4th.
— Jim Hollifield (@jim_hollifield) July 4, 2017
What job did you think you were signing up for, exactly?
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) July 4, 2017
I’m pretty sure my ancestors who fought in the American Revolution were also thinking,
“Thanks, Redcoats. There goes my long weekend.” pic.twitter.com/IaPCjDVpQW
— Tomm (@SumTomGoingOn) July 5, 2017
And even posted her a job description in case she had forgotten what she signed up for:
Here’s a description of your job in the event you are unaware of what it entails https://t.co/GIMiePH1Xj
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) July 4, 2017
They asked what she thought all of the service men and women spending the 4th away from their families, and pointed out that attempting to save the world from nuclear war was probably a good reason for her to miss her BBQ or whatever it was she had planned,
While I appreciate your service to our nation, perhaps you should be thanking the nearly 200,000 US troops serving overseas on #FourthOfJuly
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) July 4, 2017
How about thanking our men and women currently serving on the Korean penninsula? There’s a thought. Ya know, instead of acting like she’s 4.
— Erin Stirnaman (@erinstirnaman) July 4, 2017
Yeah, sucks to be in a position of power during a crisis & having to show up to actually do your job while millions are threatened
— Dominic Patten (@DeadlineDominic) July 4, 2017
Spending my 4th hoping we don’t get dragged into a war by a psychotic megalomaniac. Or that guy from North Korea.
— Tom Maxwell (@universalshow) July 4, 2017
And chided her for insinuating that the whole thing was about her and her plans, stating that Kim Jong-un probably planned it that way on purpose in order to spoil her long weekend,
Kim Jong-un rubs his hands together and says, “Excellent. Inconveniencing Nikki Haley was the entire purpose of the missile launch.” https://t.co/ENYRiWXod5
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) July 4, 2017
Sorry, Ms. Haley, but it doesn’t look like your ignorant tweet gained you any sympathy from the hard-working people of this nation, many of whom are only slightly more terrified of the maniacal leader of N. Korea than they are of your current boss. Who, incidentally, spent HIS weekend golfing. Again.
lol your boss is golfing https://t.co/zeWqHHHkov
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) July 4, 2017
Maybe you should take any future grievances about working on holidays up with him.