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previous president Donald Trump We were reminded again this weekend that there is no limit to his loss. This latest push from Trump’s decline to new lows came on Saturday as he was campaigning in South Carolina ahead of that state’s Republican presidential primary on February 24.
Trump first, alarmingly advertiser And it would encourage the Russians to do “whatever they want” to NATO allies who did not meet the alliance’s military spending guidelines. He then turned his attention to his Republican presidential opponent Nikki Haley.
That’s when Trump did something we’ve never seen from a major political party’s nominee: use the pair’s active military deployment the irony Discount. Trump – who never served in the US military – told the crowd that Haley visited him At Mar-a-Lago with her husband, Major Michael Healy, she allegedly assured him she would never run against him.
Trump – who he currently is He got out on bail Regarding the criminal charges he faces in Georgia (he denies any wrongdoing) – he then announced to the crowd: “Where is her husband? Oh, he’s away. He’s far away.” Trump then leaned into sarcasm, joking: “What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband?! Where is he?! He’s gone. He knows. He knows.”
Exactly what Michael Haley “knows” is anyone’s guess, especially in light of what Trump knows Recent mental lapses And confusion, like the bizarre claim that Nikki Haley was in charge of security at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 when she held no position in government. Some have Proposal That Trump was hinting at the major left for a full-time deployment — the second of his career — in order to “escape” Haley.
The desperate state of the attack suggests that Haley has gotten under Trump’s thin skin. And in recent weeks, she has repeatedly repeated his gaffes — even going so far as to hand them out Mental aptitude tests to voters at a recent rally — where she opposes it by continuing her campaign for the Republican nomination.
Haley quickly responded to Trump’s attack on her husband, Who described it? As her “rock”. to publish On social media, he wrote: “Michael is serving our country, something you know nothing about.” She added: “A person who does not constantly respect the sacrifices of military families has no right to be commander in chief.”
Haley – who often to speak At campaign events about her love for her husband — she also addressed comments at a rally in her home state. “If you make fun of a veteran’s service, you don’t deserve to have a driver’s license, let alone be president of the United States,” she said. Tell The audience. The former US ambassador to the UN then challenged Trump to show the nation if he had any courage, saying: “Donald, if you have something to say, don’t say it behind my back; Get up on the debate stage and say it to my face.
Even Michael Haley, who usually does it Don’t make comments to the media, He responded On social media following Trump’s words, he posted a meme that read: “The difference between humans and animals? Animals will never let the stupidest animals lead the pack.
Trump has a long history of mocking veterans and military personnel if he didn’t like what they said about him. We saw this with his infamous comments about the late Arizona Republican Senator John McCain during the 2016 campaign, when he said: advertiser“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Then there were Trump’s latest comments comments He appears to accuse former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley of treason and threatens execution because Milley gave assurances to his Chinese counterpart that the United States was “100 percent consistent” in the days after the January 6 attack. But the criticisms directed at Haley are different. This time, Trump attacked the wife of one of the candidates who is an active duty member.
Will Trump lose support after his attack on Haley and her husband? If history is any guide, the answer is no. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told us as much Sunday morning during an appearance on CNN. Is Rubio saying there is no place for using women and men in military service as props for political attacks? no.
Instead, Rubio He gave Trump a passThis is simply part of the filth of American politics, she said, noting that Haley called Trump a “grumpy old man,” so it’s okay for Trump to “give as good as he gets.”
After years of firestorms over Trump’s disgusting comments, it’s a good idea to mock A helpless Reporter smears Gold Star Parents to the irony Paul Pelosi — the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who suffered a fractured skull after being brutally attacked in his home — seems cruel and mean may be why many in the GOP base support him.
While that can be debated, one thing is certain: Trump will make even harsher and meaner comments before the 2024 campaign is over.
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