Nikki Haley, the South Carolina governor (with no real experience in international relations) that Donald Trump appointed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, decided that it would be a good idea to whine on Twitter that she was being forced to work on the Fourth of July thanks to North Korea. But it sure didn’t take long for her to regret that decision.
North Korea spent the weekend causing an uproar by testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, which some experts say could reach as far as Alaska. Naturally, this meant that Haley actually had to do her job, so she called an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. And then, she made the mistake of crying about it on Twitter.
Spending my 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017
The internet was not even a little bit impressed with Haley’s tweet.
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
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
It’s almost like they want participation trophies.
— grailsnail (@grailsnail) July 4, 2017
She acts like she’s the only one in the whole FN country that has to work the 4th of July. She’s out of touch just like the rest.
— Jeff Anderson (@JeffAnd23949133) 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
Shut up! It’s your job, which U signed on for. Nuclear war a possibility and U R whining? No wonder Rumpy appointed you. Baby just like him!
— MJ McKellar (@LU_MJMcKellar) July 5, 2017
You know we pay your salary right? Get TF off your phone and back to work.
— Miranda Piñero (@mirpinero) July 5, 2017
I worked today, too, and didn’t complain a single time. Get over yourself.
— Maurice (@MrsSpaceCowboy) July 5, 2017
If it’s any consolation, I really wish you weren’t in those meetings either.
— Todd Brunner (@shuga_c) July 5, 2017
WORKING on the 4Th OF JULY pic.twitter.com/YFpqhH1reZ
— Come 2Gether RiteNow (@verbalremedy) July 4, 2017
Republicans don’t seem to realize that they actually have jobs to do, which means that every now and then, they are expected to work. Just like the rest of us. Imagine that. Haley had better get used to it. With Trump at the helm, who is a walking foreign relation disaster, I have a feeling she’s going to be working on a lot of weekends and holidays.
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