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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared she would still support former President Donald Trump should he defeat her for the GOP nomination.
When Haley and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu spoke with CNN’s Dana Bash, they questioned the 45th president’s fitness for office.
“I think that he’s fit, but what I’m saying is, do we really want two 80-year-olds to be our options when we’re talking about president? And that’s not being disrespectful. It’s the fact that we need somebody that’s going to go eight years ready, fully focused to do that. Neither one of them can say that they can do that. One, because Trump can’t run longer than four years, but two, is that really what we want to do when we’ve got a country in disarray and a world on fire that we’re going to do that? So, what I’m saying is, you can’t say that when you’re 80 that you’re not in decline. Scientifically, you are in decline, no matter who you are,” Haley said.
“Do you think he’s fit? I mean, mentally,” Bash pushed back.
“I mean, look, we’ve seen him get confused,” Haley responded. “He was confused about me having something to do with keeping security away from the Capitol. Clearly he was talking about someone else. He was confused when he said that Biden was going to run us into World War II, clearly he meant World War III. This is more about, have you heard a vision from him? You haven’t. You’ve heard about who he’s going to go against in the past, what vendettas he’s going to take care of, but nothing about the vision for the future.”
“Let me just ask you a questions of another version of the word fit,” Bash continued. “He was found liable in a civil trial for sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll, he’s under investigation for obstructing attempts to get him to return classified documents he took from the White House. He’s arguing constantly that he deserves total immunity. Do you think that that conduct makes him fit to be president?”
“If I did, I wouldn’t be running,” Haley exclaimed.
“But you have pledged to support him and endorse him if you end up not making it,” Bash pushed back.
“Because I don’t ever want to see a President Kamala Harris. That should send a chill up everyone’s spine,” Haley declared.
“So, you think that a President Kamala Harris would be more dangerous than somebody who is alleged today and been found liable for the conduct that I just described?” Bash asked.
Haley never did give a straight answer, instead saying she wanted to “focus on getting the country back on track, getting the country moving again, that’s the biggest thing.”
Trump aimed at his remaining rival, his one-time UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, following remarks she made after her loss to him in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, the former president indicated that he believes Haley should drop out of the race now after losing the Granite State and coming in third place last week in Iowa.
“I’m very honored by the result,” Trump told Fox News Digital of the primary results.
He then said he was “looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country.”
When he was asked if he felt the former South Carolina governor would suspend her campaign, he said: “I don’t know, she should.”
“She should because, otherwise, we have to keep wasting money instead of spending on Biden,” Trump said. “If she doesn’t drop out, we have to waste money instead of spending it on Biden, which is our focus.”
“The party is very united except for her,” Trump said of Haley.
“The party is very united, and we’re looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country,” he added.