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Leftists & NeoCons OUTRAGED After Trump Questions Whereabouts of Nikki Haley’s Husband

Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last, President Trump is being attacked by neocons and the leftist media for something he said.

Speaking at a rally on Saturday afternoon, Trump questioned the whereabouts of Nikki Haley’s husband, Michael Haley — a National Guardsman who is currently deployed overseas.

Here’s the clip, so you can watch for yourself:

For some additional context, Trump’s comments about Haley’s husband were part of a story about her visiting him at Mar-a-Lago and promising her loyalty to never run against him.

His full statement:

“Then she comes over to see me at Mar-a-Lago. ‘Sir, I will never run against you.’ She brought her husband. Where’s your husband? Oh, he’s away. He’s away. What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband? Where is he? He’s gone! He knew. He knew.”

Whether Trump knows Michael Haley is currently deployed is unclear.

However, the left-wing media was quick to jump on this to criticize Trump, with headlines like this one from The New York Times:

Leftists started spreading the soundbite of Trump like wildfire online, slamming Trump for mocking Haley and implying he is somehow anti-military, while also attacking his wife, Melania.

Just take a look at all the vitriol:

However, many patriots sprang to President Trump’s defense.

Social media users pointed out the hypocrisy of the criticizing of Trump over this…when it’s neocon Nikki pushing for endless war.

Zachery Henry pointed out that Trump was only asking the same question the NYT asked a week ago…

Nikki Haley responded with her own attack of Trump on X:

Here’s how CNN reported on Trump’s remarks:

Former President Donald Trump used a rally in South Carolina on Saturday to attack rival Nikki Haley in her home state — and to mock 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,” Trump said at his rally in Conway, his first visit to the state this year.

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.

“Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about. Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief,” Haley said in a post on X later Saturday.

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.

Following overwhelming victories in four early presidential nominating contests, Donald Trump has become more emboldened by his staying power as the GOP front-runner. The former president and his campaign are more confident than ever that he will clinch enough delegates by mid-March to declare him the presumptive Republican nominee over former South Carolina Gov. Haley — months before the GOP national convention in July, multiple Trump campaign advisers told CNN.

Trump’s South Carolina stop came on the heels of a busy few days of travel. He appeared in Nevada on Thursday to declare victory in the state’s GOP caucuses before traveling to Pennsylvania, where he addressed a friendly crowd at a National Rifle Association forum Friday.

Thursday saw several positive developments for Trump, including the gift of new campaign fodder against President Joe Biden following the release of a searing special counsel report. While the report didn’t recommend charges against Biden, it included damning language about his mishandling of classified documents and raised concerns about his memory and age.

Also Thursday, the Supreme Court appeared primed to side with Trump and dismiss an attempt in Colorado to declare him an insurrectionist and remove him for the state’s presidential ballot.

Haley has insisted she plans to stay in the race through her home state’s February 24 primary and beyond — buoyed by her enduring fundraising prowess. But Trump and his team view the Palmetto State primary as the place they will deliver the final blow to his last-standing major rival.

Fox News also gave their take on the story:

Former President Donald Trump mocked fellow Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley during a speech Saturday by asking why her husband hasn’t been on the campaign trail — even though he is deployed.

Michael Haley, who serves in the South Carolina Army National Guard, began his year-long deployment to Africa in June. He serves as a staff officer with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Trump was seemingly unaware of his deployment when he started questioning his whereabouts during a campaign stop in Conway, South Carolina, on Saturday.

The former president began his rant by calling Haley a “birdbrain.”

“Birdbrain loves mass asylum,” Trump said, prompting laughter from the audience. “There’s nothing nice about her.”

What do you think?

Is the media blowing Trump’s words out of proportion?


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