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Haley Campaign Press Release - VIDEO: Trump: Haley "Is Doing a Spectacular Job"

January 17, 2024

ROCHESTER, N.H. – Donald Trump will spend a lot of time attacking Nikki Haley tonight, but even Trump doesn't buy his own attacks. After all, Trump repeatedly praised Haley's performance as UN Ambassador, and he's spending buckets of money to tell Granite Staters "Nikki Haley is a big supporter of Trump's MAGA agenda."

In case Trump has forgotten, the Haley campaign put together a small reminder of the many times he praised Ambassador Haley for her service.

Read more about Trump's praise for Haley in Politico.

Click here to roll the tape.

Trump heaped praise on Haley when he appointed her to his administration…

When she negotiated the toughest set of sanctions ever on North Korea…

When she urged him to leave Obama's Iran deal…

When she defended America's right to locate its embassy in Jerusalem…

When she withdrew America from the corrupt UN Human Rights Council…

And when she left his administration.

"Donald Trump repeatedly praised Haley's work as a tough-as-nails UN Ambassador who stood up to America's enemies and defended our friends," said Haley communications director Nachama Soloveichik. "He's only singing a different tune now because he's threatened by Haley's rise in the polls."

Trump's Praise for Nikki Haley

  • Trump's remarks following Haley's appointment, Nov. 23, 2016: "Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country. She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage."
  • Trump's remarks at a South Carolina Boeing facility, Feb. 17, 2017: "I want to also thank your former governor, Nikki Haley, who is doing an awfully good job for us. She's representing America very well as Ambassador to the United Nations. She's doing a spectacular job."
  • Trump's remarks at a Women's Empowerment Panel, March 29, 2017: "My good friend from South Carolina who is a very tough competitor, I want to tell you, Nikki Haley. She's doing fantastically."
  • Trump's remarks on North Korea sanctions, Aug. 10, 2017: "Nikki Haley did a great job."
  • Trump's remarks on the U.S. embassy vote, Dec. 20, 2017: "I like the message that Nikki sent yesterday at the United Nations."
  • Trump's remarks at a meeting of UN ambassadors, April 24, 2017: I want to thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her outstanding leadership and for acting as my personal envoy on the Security Council. She's doing a good job."
  • Trump's remarks at a West Virginia rally, Aug. 21, 2018: "Thanks to the leadership of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, we've reduced the United Nations spending by $1.3 billion, saving U.S. taxpayers $350 million."
  • Trump's remarks at a New York event, July 28, 2017: "Ambassador Nikki Haley who is so incredible."
  • Trump's remarks at the UN, Sept. 24, 2018: "I want to express my deep gratitude to Ambassador Haley for her outstanding leadership in counter-narcotics at the United Nations."
  • Trump's remarks following Haley's resignation, Oct. 9, 2018: "I wanted to do this because Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations, has been very special to me. She's done an incredible job. She's a fantastic person, very importantly — but she also is somebody that gets it. She has been at the United Nations from the beginning with us — right from the beginning — and worked with us on the campaign. It's been really a long time — very intense… She's been a very successful, as you know, governor of South Carolina for eight years. And then she did this, and this is possibly even more intense."
  • Trump's remarks following Haley's resignation, Oct. 9, 2018: "Nikki, you've been fantastic, you're my friend, and on behalf of the country, I want to thank you for a great job."
  • Trump's remarks on Haley's successor, Oct. 10, 2018: "I think she's also brought a new level of prestige to that position… Nikki has brought, obviously great competence, but she's brought great prestige to that position."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - VIDEO: Trump: Haley "Is Doing a Spectacular Job" Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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