By Sandy Fitzgerald. Republican front-runner Donald Trump slammed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for her veiled references during her response to the State of the Union.
Trump, in a telephone interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Wednesday criticized Haley as being “weak” on illegal immigration and said he’d likely look to someone stronger as a potential running mate, despite talk that the South Carolina governor might be a good pairing for him.
“She certainly has no trouble asking me for campaign contributions,” Trump said. “Over the years, she’s asked me for a hell of a lot of money in campaign contributions. So, it’s sort of interesting to hear her. Perhaps if I weren’t running she’d be in my office asking me for money. But now that I’m running she wants to take a weak side on immigration.” (Read more from “Trump Hits Back at Gov. Haley’s Slam on His Muslim Immigration Position” HERE)
Nikki Haley to Donald Trump: Turn Down the Volume
By Gregory Kreig. The Republican Party tapped South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver its response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address [and] Haley took clear aim at the GOP front-runner, discussing her family’s immigrant experience while warning against rhetoric that would threaten “the dream that is America” for others:
“During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices,” Haley said from the governor’s residence in Columbia. “We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”
Haley never mentioned Trump by name, but the implication was clear. . . Speaking to reporters in South Carolina a day after Trump proposed the ban, Haley dismissed it as “unconstitutional” and “an embarrassment” to the GOP.
“It defies everything that this country was based on,” she said. “It’s just wrong.” (Read more from “Nikki Haley to Donald Trump: Turn Down the Volume” HERE)