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Nikki Haley: Concerned about Trump's mental state

Tuesday's New Hampshire primary was described as crucial for Nikki Haley if she wants to have a chance to challenge Trump for the Republican presidential nominee's position.

At the same time, the verbal attacks between the candidates are intensifying.

Former Trump ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley – who has criticized Trump on previous occasions during the campaign – has always been clear that she thinks he is a good president and that she would vote for him again. But this kind of statement is being heard less and less since the primaries began with Iowa as the first state at the beginning of the week.

During a campaign speech in New Hampshire on Saturday, Trump appeared to confuse Nikki Haley with former Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Among other things, Trump accused Haley of mismanagement of security during the storming of the US Congress in 2021, even though Haley did not have an assignment in the Capitol at the time.

Trump appears to have confused Nikki Haley with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Photograph: Alex Wong/AFP

Nikki Haley var inte sen With a response to the confusion.

“What concerns me, and I don't say this in a condescending way, is that when it comes to dealing with the pressures of the presidency, we can't have someone whose mental state is in question,” Haley told reporters on Saturday.

– My parents are old – and I love them – but when you see them reach a certain age, things start to happen. The descent has begun. It's a fact, ask any doctor.

Haley also claimed that Trump has a soft spot for authoritarian leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping. In a new TV ad, Nikki Haley accused Trump of “writing love letters” to Kim Jong Un during his presidency.

She says, according to Reuters, that he is obsessed with dictators.

Earlier this week, Trump talked about Haley not being “presidential” and referred to her as misspelling her Indian first name Nimarata — something that American media interpreted As a taunt with racist undertones.

However, the polls are still ongoing To speak in favor of Trump. according to poll From Suffolk University, The Boston Globe and NBC, 53% said they would vote for Trump on Tuesday. 36% of respondents said they would vote for Haley. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is still far behind, at 7 percent.

On Saturday, former Arkansas Senator Asa Hutchinson announced his support for Nikki Haley. Hutchinson suspended his candidacy after receiving less than one percent in the Iowa primary. Previous candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Tim Scott have endorsed Donald Trump.

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