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Andre Bauer Slams Former Rival Nikki Haley Over Russia: I Could Name ‘Several Times’ She Was ‘Very Confused’

As National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow was forced to practically sprint away from his comment that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley experienced “momentary confusion” about sanctions against Russia, one conservative commentator is, unbelievably, doubling down.

Former South Carolina Lt. Gov Andre Bauer — whom CNN made sure to note was a former political rival of Haley’s (both ran to be Governor of the Palmetto state in 2010) — totally blasted Haley for going against President Donald Trump‘s agenda. He further suggested Haley had selfish motivations.

“I know she’s played the bully at the U.N. when we need to, in fact, try to make friends with some of our allies,” Bauer said. He added, “It’s good for TV. And it’s great if you’re running on a primary — especially going to primary the president.”

And then, host Brooke Baldwin invoked Kudlow’s “confusion” comment.

“I could name several times when she’s been very confused,” Bauer said. “But we won’t get into that today.”

The remark elicited an “Ooh!” from a visibly stunned Baldwin.

In light of Bauer’s comments, it’s worth recalling his bitter 2010 gubernatorial run against Haley. At one point in the highly contentious race, a Bauer staffer claimed he had a one-night stand with Haley — a charge which Haley denied. Bauer took pains, at the top of the segment, to say that he had not previously criticized Haley during his three years as a CNN contributor. But that certainly changed on Wednesday.

Watch above, via CNN.

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