Trump-haters are now using this against the former president.
Nikki Haley, a Republican candidate vying for the presidency, strongly criticized former President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about her husband’s deployment, accusing him of consistently belittling military personnel. In a recent appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Haley condemned Trump’s tendency to mock those serving in the armed forces, labeling it as unacceptable behavior for someone aspiring to lead the nation.
At a rally in Conway, South Carolina, Trump questioned the absence of Haley’s husband, Michael, who serves as a commissioned officer in the South Carolina National Guard deployed in the Horn of Africa with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Haley expressed her dismay over Trump’s remarks, denouncing them as part of a larger pattern of chaos and irresponsibility that detracts from the discourse on strengthening America.
Highlighting the need for presidential candidates to prioritize service over self-promotion, Haley criticized both Trump and President Joe Biden for their apparent self-centeredness, urging them to focus on the interests of the American people instead. She emphasized that her opposition to Trump’s comments was not personal but rather a defense of the dignity of military personnel and their families.
In addition to her rebuke of Trump’s treatment of military matters, Haley reaffirmed her support for NATO and condemned Trump’s willingness to cozy up to Russia. Stressing the importance of alliances like NATO in maintaining global stability and preventing conflicts, she criticized Trump’s stance on member countries’ defense spending while cautioning against aligning too closely with Russia’s interests.
Moreover, Haley reiterated her proposal for mental competency tests for presidential candidates, citing concerns about the advanced ages of Trump and Biden and their capacity to make crucial decisions affecting national security and the economy. As a relatively younger candidate at 52, Haley underscored the importance of ensuring that presidential contenders are in peak condition to effectively govern the country.
Trump on Haley: Where's her husband? Oh, he's away. He's away! What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband. Where is he? He's gone. pic.twitter.com/EeifanSxiF— Acyn (@Acyn) February 10, 2024