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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Face The Nation: Forgetful Biden or Unhinged Trump—Neither is Right for America

February 11, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On Face the Nation this morning, Nikki Haley criticized both Joe Biden and Donald Trump for their incompetence, confusion, and, in Trump's case, unhinged behavior that hurts our military and risks war.

Haley called for mental competency tests for politicians, and attacked Trump for insulting military families and encouraging Russia to attack NATO countries.

On mental competency tests for our leaders…

"We need to have mental competency tests for anyone over the age of 75. I don't care if we do it for 50 and up but what happened with Joe Biden this week and what we've seen with Donald Trump is another example of why, we have to face the reality that when you get to those ages you get diminished. These are people making decisions on our national security. These people are making decisions on the future of our economy. We need to know they're at the top of their game."

On Trump disrespecting our veterans…

"This isn't personal about me and Michael. This is about what it says to every member who sacrifices for us. This is about what it says to every military family who sacrifices alongside them. We can't have someone who sits there and mocks our men and women who are trying to protect America. It's a pattern. It's a pattern of chaos. It's a pattern of irresponsibility. It's a pattern of just saying things that are not helpful in strengthening America. And this is a chance America's going to get to decide. We know what Donald Trump is, you could watch that whole rally yesterday and it'll tell you all kinds of things. But the thing is, do you want it again?"

On Trump encouraging Russia to attack NATO countries…

"NATO has been a success story for the last 75 years. But what bothers me about this is, don't take the side of a thug who kills his opponents. Don't take the side of someone who has gone in and invaded a country and half a million people have died or been wounded because of Putin. Don't take the side of someone who continues to lie. I dealt with Russia every day. The last thing we ever want to do is side with Russia. What we always need to remember is America needs to have friends. After September 10, we needed a lot of friends. We can never get to the point where we don't need friends. Now, we do want NATO allies to pull their weight, but there are ways you can do that without sitting there and telling Russia, have your way with these countries. That's not what we want. If you notice, Russia has never invaded a NATO country. They've invaded Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. They are actually very intimidated by NATO. NATO allows us to prevent war. We need to always focus on preventing war."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Face The Nation: Forgetful Biden or Unhinged Trump—Neither is Right for America Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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