Addressing supporters in Keene, New Hampshire, Saturday, Haley called out Trump’s remarks while arguing that the presidential contest should not be a showdown between two men near or above 80 years old.
“We see that [President Joe] Biden has changed so much in two years,” Haley said. “But last night, Trump is at a rally and he’s going on and on mentioning me multiple times as to why I didn’t take security during the Capitol riots. Why didn’t I handle Jan. 6 better? I wasn’t even in D.C. on Jan. 6. I wasn’t in office then.”
“They’re saying he got confused, that he was talking about something else, he’s talking about Nancy Pelosi,” she continued. “He mentioned me multiple times in that scenario. The concern I have is — I’m not saying anything derogatory — but when you’re dealing with the pressures of the presidency, we can’t have someone else that we question whether they’re mentally fit to do this. We can’t.”
Trump’s comments came during a rally in Concord, New Hampshire, on Friday, in which he repeatedly bashed Haley, calling her a “globalist fool” and suggesting he would not pick her to be his running mate should he win the Republican presidential nomination.
Speaking on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol amid the more than 90-minute speech, Trump said: “Nikki Haley, you know they, do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it.”
Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has suspended his presidential campaign after a disappointing showing in the Iowa caucuses.
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