Biden rips Trump for mocking Nikki Haley’s military husband

Video from Nikki Haley campaign showing her commitment to the forces. PHOTO:videograb from X @NikkiHaley

President Joe Biden hit back at predecessor and Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, over his mockery of Republican Party candidate Nikki Haley’s husband Michael Haley.

While campaigning in South Carolina, Haley’s home state, Trump said at a rally, “Where’s her (Nikki Haley’s) husband?” adding, “‘Oh, he’s away, he’s away.’ What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband? Where is he? He’s gone,” according to The Hill newspaper.

Taking to his official X handle, President Biden posted, “The answer is that Major Haley is abroad, serving his country right now. We know (Trump) thinks our troops are “suckers,” but this guy wouldn’t know service to his country if it slapped him in the face.”

Major Michael Haley, was deployed in Africa in June of last year with the South Carolina Army National Guard. She wished him farewell in a ceremony in mid-June with about 200 soldiers at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston.

Earlier, Nikki Haley also attacked Trump for remarks he made about her husband, who is in the military and stationed abroad.

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

“He’s always been my rock,” Haley said about her husband.

“We have both lived a life of service, and so when he goes off to deploy, my support is completely with him. If I happen to be running for president, his support is completely with me,” she added.

In response to Trump’s remarks, Haley also posted a video on Twitter showing scenes of her interaction with veterans and armed forces personnel, saying, “Military service is an incredible sacrifice, not only by those in uniform, but also the families who stand behind them. I am grateful for every single one of you.

Haley and her husband have been together for more than 25 years, and he frequently attended her candidacy rallies. The former UN ambassador often discussed being married to a member of the armed forces; her husband joined the National Guard in the middle of the 2000s, The Hill reported.



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