In a recent interview on Fox News Channel’s The Story with Martha MacCallum, Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of South Carolina, responded to a series of criticisms from her political adversaries.
Haley conveyed that she perceives these attacks as a sign that her campaign is gaining momentum.
In a recent interview, Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of South Carolina, addressed the mounting criticisms directed at her by political rivals, viewing them as indicators of her campaign’s increasing momentum.
Haley acknowledged the attacks, stating, “Look, all these guys know that we’re surging in the polls so they’re all starting to hit.” She specifically addressed former President Donald Trump’s characterization of her as “bird brain” and his claim that she prioritizes global interests over those of the United States. Dismissing the nickname as ineffective, Haley underscored her record on China, asserting that she had taken a tougher stance than Trump on issues such as the flow of fentanyl, intellectual property theft, and Chinese influence in American universities.
Responding to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s critique of her gubernatorial record, Haley suggested that DeSantis’s comments were a reaction to his declining poll numbers. She stated, “I think he went after my record as governor because he’s losing,” and defended her tenure by highlighting achievements such as reducing unemployment and attracting businesses to South Carolina.
Despite facing these attacks, Haley remains steadfast in her campaign goals. She emphasized her commitment to making Americans “strong and proud,” with key priorities including economic relief, education enhancement, crime reduction, and border security. Asserting her vision, she declared, “We’re gonna let the world know America is back.”
Haley’s recent surge in popularity can be attributed to strong performances in the initial three Republican presidential primary debates, coupled with notable endorsements, including one from Americans for Prosperity Action. To further bolster her campaign, she has launched a $10 million advertising initiative in Iowa and New Hampshire. Recent polls indicate Haley surpassing DeSantis in New Hampshire and South Carolina, and running neck-and-neck with him in Iowa.
However, despite these gains, both Haley and DeSantis continue to lag behind Trump, who maintains a substantial lead in the presidential race according to recent polls.