Previously serving as the UN ambassador under Donald Trump, Nikki Haley now contends that he is mentally unfit for the presidency.
Nikki Haley, an Indian-American running for President, has intensified her criticism of her Republican competitor, Donald Trump. She aims to boost her campaign’s momentum before the upcoming US elections. Previously serving as the UN ambassador under Trump, Haley now contends that he is mentally unfit for the presidency. The clash escalated when Trump, mistakenly associating her with the January 6 Capitol insurrection, blamed her.
Responding to Trump’s accusations at a recent rally, Haley clarified that she wasn’t in DC on January 6 and wasn’t holding office at the time. While initially avoiding direct attacks on Trump, Haley has adopted a more aggressive stance as the election race intensifies.
Turning attention to age, traditionally used by Republicans against President Biden, Haley questions having two 80-year-olds vying for the presidency amid national and global challenges. She voiced this concern at a public meeting in New Hampshire.
Trump, dismissing Haley’s chances in the polls, launched a full-scale attack on her. On Truth Social, he mocked her Indian heritage, misspelling her name. Born Nimarata ‘Nikki‘ Randhawa, Haley changed her surname post-marriage. Haley remains unperturbed, stating Trump resorts to such tactics when feeling threatened. Her campaign manager dismisses Trump’s insults as “temper tantrums.”
Haley also criticized Trump’s relationships with dictatorial leaders like Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, and Vladimir Putin. She contends she was tougher on China and Russia than Trump. A Reuters report notes her campaign’s TV ad featuring the mother of a student who died in 2017 after being held in North Korean custody.