Haley says she disagrees with Trump’s ‘vermin’ comment

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Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks through the NBC Information Republican Presidential Major Debate on November 8, 2023 in Miami, Florida.


GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Friday stated she didn’t agree with former President Donald Trump’s latest comment referring to his political opponents as “vermin.”

“The fact is I don’t agree with that assertion any greater than I agree when he stated Hezbollah was good, or any greater than I agree when he hit Netanyahu when his nation was on its knees in any case that brutality,” Haley stated at a city corridor in Newton, Iowa.

“It’s the chaos of all of it, proper? I feel he means nicely. However the chaos has acquired to cease,” she added.

Haley’s feedback come as the previous ambassador to the UN seems to tell apart herself from her former boss as she vies for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump has heightened his rhetoric and sharpened his assaults in latest weeks as he retains a commanding lead.

In a speech in New Hampshire over the weekend, Trump informed a crowd: “We are going to root out the communists, Marxists, fascists and the unconventional left thugs that dwell like vermin throughout the confines of our nation,” and he warned that “the actual menace just isn’t from the unconventional proper. The true menace is from the unconventional left, and it’s rising each day.”

An attendee on Friday requested Haley what she thinks “about that type of language” coming from the GOP.

Beginning off her reply, Haley stated that she had a “good working relationship” with Trump however stated that she typically suggested him on what to not say.

“And one of many issues I might at all times inform him is you may be your individual worst enemy,” she stated.

Latest CNN polls present that Haley is turning into one in every of Trump’s strongest challengers. Whereas the previous president holds majority help within the early major states of South Carolina and New Hampshire, Haley has moved forward of Trump’s different rivals and holds second place.

“So, it’s not a lot about Donald Trump and, sure, his persona just isn’t my persona. And sure, he says issues he shouldn’t say. We glance so distracted proper now. And when America’s distracted, the world is much less protected,” she stated.

CNN’s Ariel Edwards-Levy and Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report.

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