Joe Biden comes to Nikki Haley’s defence against Donald Trump mocking her husband
US President Joe Biden lashed out at his predecessor Donald Trump for questioning his Republican rival Nikki Haley over
US President Joe Biden lashed out at his predecessor Donald Trump for questioning his Republican rival Nikki Haley over the absence of her husband from the campaign trail. Coming to the defence of the former South Carolina Governor, the President said “Major Haley is abroad, serving his country right now”.
In a post on X on Sunday, the President said, “The answer is that Major Haley is abroad, serving his country right now. We know he (Trump) thinks our troops are ‘suckers’, but this guy wouldn’t know service to his country if it slapped him in the face.”
While campaigning in the Indian-American Republican presidential candidate’s home turf of South Carolina, Trump on Saturday questioned “What happened to her (Haley) husband?”
“Where is he? He’s gone. He knew. He knew,” Trump said.
In response, Haley lashed out at her former boss asking him to engage in a direct debate and if he had something to say then ” say it to my face”.
Addressing a campaign event on Sunday, she said, “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 urged her supporters to elect a President who “supports our troops and understands the sacrifices our military families make”.
“Getting involved in this election has never been more important. This is a battle for the soul of our country.”
Haley is Trump’s last remaining rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
They have both held events across South Carolina in the past few days, during which they attacked each other, ahead of the February 24 Republican primary.