Nikki Haley is finally letting Donald Trump have it. The former ambassador to the United Nations, who has been soaring up the polls over the past month, went after the former president during an interview on Sunday.
On social media, she stated that Trump is beginning to get nervous as Election Day approaches, pointing to new ads being bought by Trump’s allies attacking her.
Two days ago, Donald Trump denied our surge in New Hampshire existed.
Now, he’s running a negative ad against me.
Someone’s getting nervous. #BringIt
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) December 19, 2023
USA Today writes:
“I think Jan. 6 was a terrible day, and I think that the tone at the top matters,” Haley said in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”
“When President Trump had the opportunity to stop it when he had the opportunity to say – the bully pulpit matters, people listen – he didn’t,” Haley added. “I hate that for the people who were there supporting him. I hate that for those of us that were watching it.
Haley, who has at times criticized the former president, said she still thought Trump “was the right president at the right time.” But heading into 2024, nobody, she said, wants Trump’s “chaos again.”
“Looking at the situation now, our country’s in disarray. The world is on fire and chaos follows him,” Haley said of Trump. “And we can’t have a country in chaos for four more years or we won’t survive it.”
Make America Great Again Inc., Trump’s primary supporting PAC, began attacking Haley in New Hampshire earlier in the week.
The Hill reported that “the ad, released Tuesday, slams Haley for appearing to go back on a 2013 South Carolina gubernatorial campaign promise to not raise the gas tax. Her campaign denied that she ever supported raising the South Carolina gas tax while governor.
PolitiFact labeled the gas tax claims “mostly false.” Haley did advocate for raising the gas tax in 2015, but only alongside a cut in the income tax. Her proposal did not pass.
The buy is targeted to New Hampshire, where the former ambassador has surged in recent weeks, surpassing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for second place in polls and becoming the first candidate to near striking distance of reaching Trump’s lead.”