In a renewed offensive against Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, the Trump campaign intensified its criticism on Tuesday, labeling her as a warmonger. Steven Cheung, a spokesperson for Trump, asserted that Haley lacks a compelling argument or coherent reason for her presidential candidacy. Instead, he accused her of advocating for endless wars, emphasizing her alleged propensity for military interventions.
Cheung issued a strongly worded statement, stating, "Her bloodthirst is only rivalled by her dependency for Democrats to interfere in the Republican primary." Despite Donald Trump's victories in the first two GOP primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, with a significant lead in South Carolina, scheduled for February 23, Haley's popularity is gaining traction in her home state, where she aims to make a formidable impact.
Responding to Trump's assertion that America was safer under his presidency, Cheung argued that under Crooked Joe Biden, America's enemies have been emboldened due to weak and incompetent leadership. He maintained that a similar scenario would unfold with Nikki Haley in a leadership role.
The New York Times reported that Trump's campaign PAC spent over USD 50 million on legal fees in 2023, a strategy criticized as ineffective for defeating Joe Biden. Nachama Soloveichik, Haley's communications director, pointed out that Republicans experienced losses in 2018, 2020, and 2022 under Trump's leadership. She highlighted concerns about Trump diverting campaign resources and time to legal battles, predicting a similar outcome in 2024.
In contrast, Soloveichik emphasized Haley's focus on strengthening and uplifting America, aiming to make Joe Biden a one-term president. As the political tensions escalate, the clash between the Trump campaign and Nikki Haley's team underscores the competitive landscape of the Republican primary race.
(With Agency Inputs)