Trump on Haley

Trump, posting on Truth Social on Republican Nikki Haley: "Birdbrain doesn’t have the TALENT or TEMPERAMENT to do the job.” Further commenting that he and MAGA would never “go” for Haley, he wrote, “No loyalty, plenty of lies!” Earlier, on January 19, during a New Hampshire rally, Trump had called Haley a “birdbrain,” also saying she “is not presidential timber” and that “she’s not going to be chosen as the vice president”.

Trump at a rally in Nikki Haley’s home state of South Carolina on Saturday, 2/10/24, mocked the absence of her husband (who is deployed overseas)--“Where’s her husband? Oh, he’s away. … What happened to her husband? Where is he? He’s gone.”

Nikki Haley fired back at Trump’s comments later Saturday, saying, “If you mock the service of a combat veteran, you don’t deserve a driver’s license, let alone being president of the United States.”Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about.”

Donald, if you have something to say, don’t say it behind my back; get on a debate stage and say it to my face,” she told a crowd in Gilbert, South Carolina.

Major Michael Haley is deployed in Africa with the South Carolina Army National Guard in support of the United States Africa Command, his second active-duty deployment overseas. In a rare move, Michael Haley fired back at the former president, posting a meme on Twitter reading, “The difference between humans and animals? Animals would never allow the dumbest ones to lead the pack,” while mentioning Trump’s account in the caption.

(Notably, former first lady Melania Trump has not joined her husband for any public campaign events since his presidential announcement in November 2022 and has not appeared alongside him at any of his court appearances.)