Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was not cool getting asked questions regarding former President Donald Trump during an interview over the weekend in which she said that life will not be as we know it without the media’s obsession with Trump.
When she was asked by the host Jonathan Karl about her opinion of Trump’s campaign painting him as the voter’s “retribution,” she said, “You’re exhausting in your obsession with him…life will be a whole lot different if the media would stop this obsession with Trump.”
Karl tried to clarify his question, explaining that he was only asking about Trump’s campaign theme in relation to his consistent lead in the polls. “That’s why I’m asking. It’s not an obsession. I’m asking about the leading candidate that you’ve been running against,” he said, further defending the legitimacy of his question.
Elsewhere during the interview, Haley had taken questions about Trump in which her responses were mostly in criticism of the GOP front runner. While she acknowledged that he was the right person for the job in 2016, she disagreed with his handling of some issues, including national security.
“He focused on trade with China, but he did nothing about the fentanyl flow. He did nothing about the fact that fentanyl has killed so many of our Americans,” she stated.
Pointing out that he praised communist China and Islamic terrorists from the Middle East attacking Israel, she added, “I think that when it comes to national security, we don’t praise thugs. We let them know where we stand, and we let them know there will be hell to pay if they do anything against us.”
Another issue the former UN ambassador pointed out was the U.S. national debt, which she accused Trump for adding trillions to without mentioning the part where a big percentage of the extra debt came from the pandemic.
Haley also declined to weigh in on Trump’s legal cases, insisting that it would be “wasted energy” for her to analyze the effects of the cases on his presidential campaign.
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However, she did ramp up her criticism of him with the assertion that “chaos follows him.”