Republican presidential candidate and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley appeared surprised during a campaign event this week when an attendee likened her to a member of the opposing party.
At a town hall in Newport, N.H., on Wednesday, Haley seemed momentarily taken aback when a participant commented that she sounded like “a Democrat” on occasion.
The man, who initially mentioned he hadn’t planned to attend the event, expressed about the former South Carolina governor:
It’s worth noting that this comment came a day after New Hampshire’s Republican governor, Chris Sununu, endorsed Nikki Haley as the party’s potential 2024 nominee.
New Hampshire voter to Nikki Haley: “You sound like a Democrat sometimes, sorry about that.”
Watch her face 🤣 pic.twitter.com/trsvfznnCd
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) December 14, 2023
In a recent interview, Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, made a critical remark about her former boss, ex-President Donald Trump, who is currently the leading contender in the GOP. Speaking with CNBC, Haley, who had been gaining popularity in the polls, mentioned that “chaos” seemed to accompany the 45th president wherever he went. However, she quickly clarified that she would offer her support if Trump were to secure the GOP’s nomination for the 2024 presidential race, as reported by HuffPost.
On the program “Squawk Box,” host Joe Kernen asked Haley if Trump’s post-2020 election actions disqualified him from being president again. While she demurred, Haley did add that she believes Trump “is not the right president going forward.”
“Chaos follows him everywhere he goes. Chaos follows him. And in a time where we need to start getting our act together, do we really want to go that route? I don’t think we do,” she said.
In the end though, she finally caved and insinuated she would still support Trump if he won the nomination.
“I’ll support the Republican nominee,” Haley said. “I mean, I think that’s important that we support the Republican nominee because I think anybody is better than [Vice President] Kamala Harris at this point.”