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Haley Campaign Press Release - Fox & Friends: Haley Hammers Trump's Lies

January 19, 2024

HAMPTON, N.H. — This morning on Fox and Friends, Nikki Haley hammered Donald Trump for the many lies he is pushing to New Hampshire voters.

Lie #1: Haley is courting Democrats to vote in the Republican primary. FALSE. Democrats cannot vote in the primary. They have to change their registration to Republican or Undeclared and the deadline to do so was Oct. 6, 2023.

Lie #2: Haley wants to cut Social Security. FALSE. Haley wants to save Social Security from going bankrupt by raising the retirement age for workers in their twenties. Donald Trump himself proposed raising the retirement age to 70.

Lie #3: Haley is not conservative. FALSE. Haley was a Tea Party governor who passed one of the toughest immigration laws in the country, voter ID, pro-life bills, tax cuts, tort reform, and more. As UN ambassador, she was tougher on China and Russia than Trump ever was.

Watch Haley on Fox and Friends below.

Haley on Trump's lies….

"It's irresponsible for the press to say this because Democrats can't vote in this primary. They haven't been able to change their registration for months. He's going out and saying I want to cut Social Security. I never once said I want to cut Social Security. And everyone's talking about the fact, 'is she a conservative?' I want you, Ainsley, you've known me a long time, how am I not conservative? I was a Tea Party governor, I passed voter ID, I passed the toughest illegal immigration law in the country, I cut taxes, I passed tort reform, we paid down our debt, I went to the UN, we cut a billion dollars.

"Just because the media says it, because Donald Trump says's wrong. We've got to start telling the truth. And the problem with Donald Trump and Joe Biden is, they think if they tell Americans something, that it's the truth. But the problem is both of these guys are lying to the American people, and the American people deserve the truth.

"I am not going to do anything that is not going to be tough on the border, because I passed the toughest illegal immigration bill in the country. I'm going to be hard on China, and he wasn't hard on China. He praised President Xi a dozen times after China gave us Covid. There are multiple instances that we need to start asking Donald Trump the questions and stop taking what he's saying to be golden.

"Because I never once said I was going to cut Social Security, but he said he was going to raise the retirement age of Social Security to 70. He proposed a 25-cent gas tax increase on all Americans. He put us $8 trillion in debt in over four years, and our kids will never forgive us for that.

"What I'm telling you is it's not personal with me and Donald Trump. This is about, how do we save our country? I don't want my kids to live like this. We don't need to continue to live like this…. But the fact that Donald Trump is lying, it's another reason why he won't debate me because he knows I'll call him out on it."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Fox & Friends: Haley Hammers Trump's Lies Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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