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Haley Campaign Press Release - Widespread Coverage of Trump Mocking Military Members Confirms: "This is Trash."

February 11, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Conservatives and liberals alike are covering Donald Trump's attack on military families, and they agree: "This is trash." Widespread coverage shows Trump is taking heat for his unhinged and disgusting comments.

What people are saying...

Mary Katharine Ham: This is trash.

CNN's Jake Tapper: I am old enough to remember a Republican Party where going after someone's husband serving abroad would have been disqualifying.

Former Congressman Will Hurd: It's hard for someone who avoided service to understand people who are willing to serve.

Joey Jones: Trump is about to be the Republican nominee and a LOT of Americans are undecided and scared. Her husband is deployed, maybe talk about how you'll bring him home Mr. President... emoji

DailyWire's Kassy Dillon: Pretty dumb thing to say. Michael is deployed.

KOA's Ross Kaminsky: Yesterday, I posted this including a comment that this kind of talk really makes Trump look like a douche. A Twitter user replied that just seconds afterwards, Trump had acknowledged that Maj. Haley is on a military deployment so I took down my tweet. But then I went back and listened to the next 10 minutes of the speech and he did not say anything about Major Haley being deployed to Africa. I should have known better than to trust what that person said to me. So now, let me reiterate: Trump is a douche.

Washington Post's Josh Dawsey: He's deployed with the military overseas.

David Thul, Iraq War veteran: How any American who supports the US military can stand Trump making a joke out of a deployed soldier is beyond me.

AP: Haley tells Trump to 'say it to my face' after he questions her military husband's whereabouts.

CBS News: Nikki Haley says president can't be someone who "mocks our men and women who are trying to protect America."

Politico: Turf battle erupts in SC after Trump questions Haley's husband's military service.

The State: Trump mocks Haley's husband who's deployed with National Guard. Here's her response...

The Hill: Haley slams Trump after he hit her over absence of deployed husband.

The Hill: Haley says Trump's remarks about her husband are 'insulting to military families.'

USA Today: Nikki Haley denounces Donald Trump's attack on her husband - who is deployed overseas.

ABC News: Haley responds to Trump questioning her husband's whereabouts amid deployment.

Business Insider: Nikki Haley slams Trump for questioning her husband's military service and his whereabouts.

Fox Carolina: Trump targets Nikki Haley's husband.

The Wrap: 'The View' Host Alyssa Farah Griffin Calls Out Trump for Claiming Nikki Haley's Husband Is 'Gone': 'What a Sad Old Man.'

The Jerusalem Post: Donald Trump criticizes Nikki Haley's deployed husband for being absent.

WBTW: Haley renews call for debate after Trump mocked her husband at Coastal Carolina University.

WPDE: Haley says Trump 'mocked' husband's military service during Conway rally, calls for debate.

Newsweek: GOP Strategist Slams Donald Trump for Nikki Haley Attack: 'Below the Belt.'

New York Times: Nikki Haley denounces Trump's NATO comments and defends her husband against his attacks.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Widespread Coverage of Trump Mocking Military Members Confirms: "This is Trash." Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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