Former President Donald Trump mocked chap Republican statesmanlike contender Nikki Haley during a reside Saturday by asking why her hubby hasn't been connected nan run way — moreover though he is deployed.
Michael Haley, who serves successful nan South Carolina Army National Guard, began his year-long deployment to Africa successful June. He serves arsenic a unit serviceman pinch nan 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.
Trump was seemingly unaware of his deployment erstwhile he started questioning his whereabouts during a run extremity successful Conway, South Carolina, connected Saturday.
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The erstwhile president began his rant by calling Haley a "birdbrain."
"Birdbrain loves wide asylum," Trump said, prompting laughter from nan audience. "There's thing bully astir her."
"'I will ne'er tally against President Trump. He's a awesome president, nan top president successful my lifetime,'" Trump quoted Haley arsenic saying. "She said, ‘I will ne'er tally against him.’"
"Then she comes complete to spot maine astatine Mar-a-Lago…'Sir, I will ne'er tally against you.' She brought her husband."
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The Trump Organization laminitis past turned his attraction to Haley's spouse.
"Where's her husband?" Trump questioned. "Where is he? He's gone. He knew, he knew."
Haley did not mince words erstwhile she changeable backmost astatine Trump 2 hours later successful a societal media post.
"Michael is deployed serving our country, thing you cognize thing about," nan erstwhile South Carolina politician wrote connected X.
"Someone who continually disrespects nan sacrifices of subject families has nary business being commandant successful chief."
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Fox News Digital reached retired to nan Trump and Haley campaigns for comment, but has not heard back.
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