Thursday, February 22, 2024

Nikki Haley says president can’t be someone who “mocks our men and women who are trying to protect America”

Washington- Republican hope 2024 Nikki Haley former reprimanded President Donald Trump Sunday for her comments about her husband, who is deployed overseas, a day earlier, calling Trump’s actions “chaos” and “irresponsibility.”

“We can’t have someone who stands there and mocks our men and women who are trying to protect America,” Haley said on “Face the Nation.” “It’s a model.”

Haley’s husband is a commissioned officer in the South Carolina National Guard and is currently deployed with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in the Horn of Africa. At a rally Saturday, Trump asked where he was at a rally, saying he was “gone.”

At a rally Saturday, Haley said she was “doing this for my husband and his military brothers and sisters.” And on Sunday, she stressed that “it’s not personal” but maintained that it was “insulting” to service members and their families.

Nikki Haley in “Face the Nation”, February 11, 2024

CBS News

“That’s pretty much what it says to every member that sacrifices for us,” Haley said. “That’s pretty much what it says to every military family that sacrifices alongside them.”

Haley also made clear her support for NATO, saying the alliance “allows us to prevent war,” after Trump was criticized for suggesting he would not protect member countries from Russia if they weren’t spending enough on defense. And she chastised the former president for his friendship with the Kremlin.

“I dealt with Russia every day,” Haley said. “The last thing we want to do is side with Russia.”

Haley, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, highlighted her call for mental competency testing for presidential candidates on Sunday, saying of Trump and President Biden that “when you reach that age, you are diminished.”

“These are people who are making decisions about our national security, these are people who are making decisions about the future of our economy,” Haley said. “We need to know they are at the top of their game.”

Haley positioned herself as a “leader of a new generation” while suggesting she could serve two terms “without chaos or distraction and focus on really getting our country back on track.” But his path to the nomination has become increasingly narrow as Trump continues to dominate early state primaries so far. And she faces a major test next week in her home state of South Carolina, where she served as governor from 2011 to 2017.

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