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Nikki Haley Faces Trump’s Criticism
In the midst of the Republican presidential race, candidate Nikki Haley has found herself confronted with a new demand—this time, from former President Donald Trump, who has engaged in a debate with her in South Carolina.
Trump’s absence from campaign trials led him to attack Haley’s husband, who is deployed overseas on military duty.
During her bus tour across the state, Haley addressed supporters in Gilbert, S.C., stating, “If you mock the service of a combat veteran, then you are not worthy of a driver’s license, let alone the presidency of the United States.”
“Donald, if you have something to say, don’t say it behind my back,” she said. “Come on the debate stage and say it to my face.”
Just hours earlier, during a rally in Conway, S.C., Trump mentioned a meeting he had with Nikki Haley some time ago, discussing her husband, Michael Haley.
When he enters Mar-a-Lago, she follows him in and says, “Sir, I will never run against you.'” Trump remarked, “She came with her spouse.
Then he continued, “Where’s your husband? … Oh, he’s gone… He’s gone… What happened to him? What happened to her husband?! … He left! He knew! He knew!”
Haley quickly responded to Trump on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), stating that the Republican presidential hopeful had never served in the military.
Haley said, “Michael serves our country, something you know nothing about. Someone who consistently disrespects military families has no business being Commander-in-Chief.”
Michael Haley also responded on X with a meme that read, “Difference between humans and animals? Animals would never allow the dumbest people to lead the pack.”
Former South Carolina Governor Haley also reposted comments from her supporters criticizing Trump’s remarks.
“This is an insult,” said New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu on X. “Major Haley is serving his country. Donald Trump is attacking military families again and disrespecting them.”
Both Trump and Haley campaigned in South Carolina on Saturday, two weeks before the Republican primary on February 24th.