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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: Trump "has no business being commander in chief"

February 10, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, Donald Trump – who wants to be America's commander in chief – disparaged Major Michael Haley who is currently deployed with the Army National Guard.

Nikki Haley responded: "Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about. Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief."

Many others responded in kind. Here's what they are saying…

Gen. Don Bolduc: Only a sick individual would put down a service member who is deployed. This disrespects every military family in our country. It's exactly the chaos we don't need in America.

CNN's Jake Tapper: Maj. Michael Haley is a commissioned officer with the SC National Guard and is currently deployed with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in the Horn of Africa.

Ben Domenech: It's actually kind of amazing that not a single Trump family member has served in the military for 150 years. But it's true.

Fox News' Guy Benson: Her husband is currently deployed abroad, serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is low, gratuitous and gross. Don't defend this.

Jason Emert, military officer: Michael Haley is currently deployed with his unit. Never forget Trumps hates the military & values it as nothing more than a prop for him. He's always been a coward so he'll never understand the sacrifices made by both Maj. Haley as a soldier & @NikkiHaley as a military spouse.

Alyssa Farah Griffin: @NikkiHaley's husband is currently deployed abroad serving our country in uniform — Something Donald Trump never did. What a sad old man.

The Hudson Institute's Nate Sibley: Maj. Michael Haley, South Carolina Army National Guard, is currently honorably serving his country on a year-long deployment to the Horn of Africa—one of the most devastated regions on Earth. So, that's where Nikki Haley's husband is—you just have to google these things.

Jason Church, veteran: Served west of me in Afghanistan. It was a bad year in Panjwai'i @jaketapper. There's a reason we don't talk about it. Major Haley is what every platoon leader wishes an S-3 would be. The right man for the job.

CNN's Kaitlan Collins: Nikki Haley's husband is currently deployed.

AG: 1) Haley's husband is deployed serving with the South Carolina National Guard overseas so an embarrassing cheap shot. 2) You would think Trump would be the last person to try to attack someone for having a spouse missing from the campaign trail right now…

Bill McCoshen: This may be the lowest Trump has ever gone. Disgusting

CNN's Kate Sullivan: Trump today on Nikki Haley's husband, who is currently deployed overseas with the National Guard: "Where's her husband? Oh he's away. He's away. Where, what happened to her husband? What happened to her husband? Where is he? He's gone. He knew, he knew."

Peter Henlein, Iraq War veteran: What a sad, pathetic man. Trump's been basically abandoned by Melania. She wouldn't even share a car with him. But he's asking where Nikki Haley's husband is as an attack on her? He is deployed for the National Guard, it's not a secret.

Dr. Jonathan Reiner: Amb Haley's husband is currently deployed in Africa. Donald Trump avoided the military because a podiatrist certified he had bone spurs.

Jeffrey Evan Gold: Nikki Haley's husband is deployed in Africa with US Army National Guard, June 2023-June 2024. Surprised Trump didn't just call him a loser.

Aaron Astor: Haley's husband is serving overseas in the military. Trump knows this. We're so jaded by this behavior but I guess it's useful to be reminded that Donald Trump is still the same dishonorable lowlife degenerate.

Jamil N. Jaffer: Why is @GOP about to nominate someone who attacks the spouse of a GOP candidate for office while he is serving overseas in the @SCNationalGuard? This is not the Republican Party I joined + have worked for nearly every cycle since the late 90s. Shame on you @realDonaldTrump

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: Trump "has no business being commander in chief" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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