President Trump requested the place’s Nikki Haley’s husband throughout a big rally in Conway, South Carolina Saturday, stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy from the media in addition to sharp responses from Haley and her husband.
Trump was speaking about how his lone remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley–who had been Trump’s first U.N. ambassador–had come to his Palm Seashore, Florida house, Mar-a-Lago, along with her husband and stated she would by no means run in opposition to him. Trump then requested a number of instances the place Haley’s husband is closing with “He knew, he knew,” a probable reference to sworn affidavits alleging Haley had affairs years in the past that had been just lately reported by the Daily Mail.
Haley’s husband, Main Michael Haley, is in a one 12 months deployment with the South Carolina Military Nationwide Guard to the Horn of Africa that began last June.
Trump stated, “…I’ll by no means run in opposition to him. Then she comes over to see me at Mar-a-Lago. ‘Sir, I’ll by no means run in opposition to you.’ She introduced her husband. The place’s your husband? Oh, he’s away. He’s away. What occurred to her husband? What occurred to her husband? The place is he? He’s gone! He knew. He knew.”
Trump assaults Nikki Haley’s husband: “The place’s her husband? What occurred to her husband? The place is he? He is gone.” pic.twitter.com/tRslkYmZQk
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2024
The response from a lot of the media has been to assault Trump, falsely accusing him of mocking Michael Haley’s service, however the New York Occasions surprisingly ran with the correct headline, “Trump Insinuates Haley’s Husband Deployed to Africa to Escape Her”
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 11, 2024
Haley and her husband responded individually on X Twitter to Trump. Haley additionally responded in remarks at a marketing campaign cease in South Carolina.
Michael Haley posted on his X Twitter account, presumably from a navy base in Africa, a graphic with the phrases, “The distinction between people and animals? Animals would by no means enable the dumbest ones to steer the pack,” over a photograph of a wolf. The publish was addressed to Trump and a number of other media retailers and has over 1 million views.
— Michael Haley (@WMichaelHaley) February 10, 2024
Nikki Haley posted, “Michael is deployed serving our nation, one thing you understand nothing about. Somebody who frequently disrespects the sacrifices of navy households has no enterprise being commander in chief.”
Michael is deployed serving our nation, one thing you understand nothing about. Somebody who frequently disrespects the sacrifices of navy households has no enterprise being commander in chief. https://t.co/AfN3u4AsJc
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 10, 2024
Haley additionally responded at a small rally in Gilbert, South Carolina:
“Donald Trump had a rally immediately. And in that rally, he mocked my husband’s navy service. And I’ll say this: Donald, In case you have one thing to say, don’t say it behind my again, get on a debate stage and say it to my face….In the event you mock the service of a fight veteran, you don’t deserve a driver’s license, not to mention being President of america.
Haley: He mocked my husband’s navy service. In case you have one thing to say, do not say it behind my again. Get on a debate stage and say it to my face. In the event you mock the service of a veteran, you do not deserve a driver’s license not to mention being President of america. pic.twitter.com/BVwPIAtZ72
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 11, 2024
Earlier Saturday at Trump’s South Carolina rally, adorned fight veteran Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) instructed the gang how President Trump met and stayed for hours with Gold Star households from the 2021 Afghanistan airport bombing after Joe Biden wouldn’t meet them:
Rep. Mike Waltz tells a narrative about President Trump assembly with Afghanistan Gold Star households: “Not one in all them may get a gathering with Joe Biden… So you understand what we did? We referred to as up President Trump… He was scheduled to spend an hour… he spends FIVE hours with them…” pic.twitter.com/YRsSUgGvCA
— MAGA Conflict Room (@MAGAIncWarRoom) February 10, 2024
Waltz posted a photograph in August 2023 when the assembly happened:
THANK YOU President Trump for spending FOUR hours at a roundtable & dinner with the Kabul bombing Gold Star households.
He heard their tales & frustrations with the shortage of transparency and pledged to launch every little thing in regards to the assault.🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/K2hp31coEj
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) August 31, 2023