CONWAY, South Carolina — Former President Donald Trump took a fresh swipe at GOP challenger Nikki Haley’s husband during a rally Saturday afternoon, questioning his whereabouts since he was sent overseas.
As Haley told the story of her earlier meeting with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago residence, she asked the crowd rhetorical and provocative questions in reference to Haley’s husband, who was now at home. military deployment.
“Then he comes to see me at Mar-a-Lago. “Sir, I will never go against you.” She brought her husband. where is your husband Oh, he’s far away. He is far away. What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband? where is he He’s gone! He knew. He knew,” Trump said.
Haley condemned Trump’s comments in an article on X.
“Michael’s service to our country is something you know nothing about,” Haley said he wrote In a post on X in response to Trump’s comments on Saturday. “Someone who constantly disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no job as commander in chief.” Haley did not respond to Trump’s comments by saying, “He knew.”
Michael Haley also seems to have responded to Trump post X tagged it along with the meme: “The difference between humans and animals? Animals never let the dumbest lead the pack.”
The commissioned officer left for a year of service in Africa with the South Carolina National Guard last June, something Nikki Haley has mentioned at every campaign event during her stump speech.
In a speech last month, Trump referred to the Haleys’ marital status, saying that if the former South Carolina governor took the lead in the GOP primary, Democrats would impeach him and say he had an affair.
“They’re going to be charged because they’re going to say he had an affair or something. This does not mean that he is lying. But he will be charged with something,” Trump said.
There is Haley went after Trump with renewed vigor the main focus since he moved to the state of South Carolina. Earlier Saturday, the Haley campaign debuted a mobile billboard with photos of Trump and Biden driving around their rally in Conway as “Grumpy Old Men.”
As she debuted her new campaign bus at its first stop in Newbury, South Carolina, on Saturday afternoon, Haley spoke of confusion for both Biden and Trump.
“Why can’t they let go of power and let a new generation of leaders come in?” he said.
An audience member yelled, “No golden oldies!” Referring to the campaign series against Trump and Biden.
Haley replied, “They’re grumpy old men. But I will tell you: we can do better.”
Trump, the front-runner for the nomination, is far ahead of Haley in the South Carolina primary.