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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Calls Out Policy Differences with Trump

January 10, 2024

Nikki Haley calls it like she sees it. While she agrees with Donald Trump on many policies, she voices her opinion when she disagrees with him. This was true when she served in Trump's administration. And it's true now.

Haley has criticized Trump on big issues:

  1. Israel

Haley criticized Trump in her recent Republican Jewish Coalition speech for obsessing over grievances with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and failing to offer Israel his full-throated support right after October 7.

  1. Ukraine

Haley criticized Trump for backtracking on his previous support for Ukraine: "President Trump used to have it right when it came to Russia and Ukraine. He reversed the Obama strategy and he sent Javelin missiles to Ukraine, and I was proud to serve with him then. He's now backtracked now and is going into where he's weak in the knees on Russia again."

  1. China

In a major foreign policy speech on China, Haley criticized Trump for being "almost singularly focused" on the U.S.-China trade relationship, but doing "too little about the rest of the Chinese threat." She also criticized Trump for congratulating Xi Jinping on the Chinese Communist Party's 70th anniversary.

  1. Spending

During the first debate, Haley said: "No one is telling the American people the truth. The truth is that Biden didn't do this to us. Our Republicans did this to us too. When they passed that $2.2 trillion COVID stimulus bill, they left us with 90 million people on Medicaid, 42 million people on food stamps. No one has told you how to fix it... You have Ron DeSantis, you've got Tim Scott, you've got Mike Pence — they all voted to raise the debt. And Donald Trump added $8 trillion to our debt. Our kids are never going to forgive us for this."

  1. Entitlements

During her CNN town hall, Haley criticized Trump for saying he would ignore the looming entitlement crisis: "And I know that Trump and DeSantis have both said we're not going to deal with entitlement reform, well all you're doing is leaving it for the next president, and that's leaving a lot of Americans in trouble."

  1. Electability

Haley regularly points out that she beats Biden by a much larger margin than Trump: "I think it shows the other candidates, Trump included, win by two, three points over Biden. If you look in those same polls, I beat Biden by 10, 13 points."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Calls Out Policy Differences with Trump Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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