Biden’s the one to be talking.
In a recent campaign rally, President Biden took a swipe at former President Trump for a mix-up involving Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Biden, taking to the platform now known as X (formerly Twitter), posted a message expressing his disagreement with Haley on certain issues but emphasizing that she is distinct from Pelosi. Attached to the post was a campaign ad highlighting Trump’s apparent confusion and raising concerns about his mental fitness.
The ad featured comments from Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.N. ambassador under Trump. She addressed Trump’s remarks from a Friday rally where he seemed to confuse her with Pelosi. The ad juxtaposed Haley’s remarks with moments from Trump’s Friday rally and earlier events.
Haley, in the ad, responded to Trump’s mention of her at the rally, where he criticized her handling of the events on January 6. She clarified that she wasn’t in office during that time and suggested that Trump had become confused. The former president, during the rally, wrongly asserted that he was running against Obama, a claim refuted by Haley in the ad.
In addition to the mix-up, the ad highlighted Trump’s repeated baseless arguments, blaming security failures on January 6, 2021, on Pelosi and falsely claiming that evidence gathered by the Jan. 6 select committee had been deleted, despite its public availability online.
Trump, currently facing four criminal indictments, including those related to his post-election actions, remains the front-runner in the GOP presidential race for 2024. The exchange further underscores the ongoing political dynamics and challenges within the Republican party.