Trump Questions Nikki Haley’s Husband’s Whereabouts

Former President Donald Trump brought up former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s husband during a speech on Saturday. The leading GOP presidential nominee-hopeful asked why Michael Haley, who is serving in the South Carolina Army National Guard, has not joined his wife on the campaign trail.

Trump brought up his political rival’s husband when he was talking about how they used to be allies. Quoting Haley, he said, “‘I will never run against President Trump. He’s a great president, the greatest president in my lifetime.’ She said, ‘I will never run against him.’ Then she comes over to see me at Mar-a-Lago…’Sir, I will never run against you.’ She brought her husband.”

Turning to Michael, Trump added, “Where’s her husband? Where is he? He’s gone. He knew, he knew.”

Michael Haley is, however, on deployment to Africa as part of his service to the South Carolina Army National guard.

Without going into the details, Haley responded to Trump’s question on X, writing, “Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about. Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief.”

She further addressed the GOP frontrunner’s comments at a campaign stop on Saturday night. Challenging him to confront her, she said, “Donald, if you have something to say, don’t say it behind my back. Get on a debate stage and say it to my face.”

She then defeated her husband’s absence, saying that every spouse to a military personnel understands the sacrifices involved in military careers.

“If they’re willing to sacrifice for us, shouldn’t we be willing to fight for America here? Because we have a country to save,” she stated.

Michael also seemingly responded to Trump’s comments with a meme he posted to an account on X which Haley’s campaign confirmed was his real account.

In the post, featuring a picture of a wolf, he wrote, “The difference between humans and animals? Animals would never allow the dumbest ones to lead the pack.”