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Haley Campaign Press Release - Trump Rally, TL;DR: Lies About Haley, Threatens NATO, Mocks Military Families

February 11, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Donald Trump's Conway rally yesterday was a doozy. In addition to threatening NATO and mocking military families, Trump spewed enough lies about Nikki Haley's record to keep fact checkers busy for a few weeks. Allow us to help.

Lie #1: Trump claims Haley wants to cut Social Security and Medicare and raise the retirement age to 70. 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. Under Trump's do-nothing plan, all seniors will face a 23% benefit cut when Social Security starts running out of money in less than 10 years.

Lie #2: Trump claims Haley supports amnesty. FALSE. Haley has never supported amnesty and there is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, Donald Trump was the one who proposed amnesty.

Lie #3: Trump claims Haley can't win against Biden. FALSE. Nearly all the reputable polls show Haley beating Biden by large margins while Donald Trump loses or barely squeaks by.

A new poll from the well-respected Marquette University shows Nikki Haley stomping all over Joe Biden in the Wisconsin general election with 57 percent to Biden's 42 percent. A recent Marist poll shows Haley winning New Hampshire while Trump loses by seven points. The same is true for national polls, including the recent Quinnipiac, CNN, and NBC News polls.

Lie #4: Trump claims Haley is good for China. Haley has proposed a comprehensive plan for tackling the China threat. It is Trump who praises Xi Jinping and congratulated the Chinese Communist Party on its 70th anniversary.

Lie #5: Trump claims Haley supports a 23% sales tax. FALSE. Nikki Haley has never supported a 23% sales tax.

"Donald Trump keeps repeating the same disproved, tired lies," said Haley communications director Nachama Soloveichik. "Fortunately, South Carolinians know Nikki Haley and her strong record of standing up for taxpayers and America. But riddle me this: If Donald Trump has this race in the bag, why is he spending so much time lying about and attacking Nikki Haley?"

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Trump Rally, TL;DR: Lies About Haley, Threatens NATO, Mocks Military Families Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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