Trump On Haley: She is ‘Weak’ and ‘Has Asked Me For a Hell of a Lot of Money’
The most recent time South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley made national headlines, she was tasked with responding to a mass shooting in her state and was suddenly expected to make hardline decisions about the Confederate Flag. Her poise and title of “rising star” in the Republican party catapulted her further into the public eye last night when she gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama‘s final State of the Union address. Like other highly visible politicians, she has attracted the scorn of Donald Trump.
During her speech, Haley cautioned Americans to resist “the siren call of the angriest voices.” It didn’t take long for Trump’s supporters to conclude that she was referring to the GOP presidential candidate and lash out at Haley, who defended her comments this morning by saying that his actions contribute to “irresponsible talk.”
Trump himself took notice of her slights and called in to Fox & Friends this morning to talk to hosts Steve Doocy, Abby Huntsman, and Brian Kilmeade about this latest addition to his growing list of public feuds.
He called Haley “weak on immigration” and casually mentioned that she has asked him for campaign donations in the past and would probably still be doing the same thing if he weren’t busy running for president. He shot down the long-rumored idea of naming her his running mate if he gets the Republican nomination and then, being Donald Trump, made it a point to mention that he was doing extremely well in South Carolinian polls.
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