Maj Michael Haley, stationed in the Horn of Africa, joined his wife and Joe Biden in criticising the former president’s remarks
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Nikki Haley has labelled Donald Trump “disgusting” for questioning the whereabouts of her soldier husband.
“What happened to her husband?” Mr Trump asked the crowd at a rally in Ms Haley’s home state of South Carolina on Saturday. “Where is he? He’s gone,” Mr Trump added.
Ms Haley, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination responded in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
“Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about,” she wrote, adding, “Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief.”
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Ms Haley addressed Mr Trump’s comments further, branding him and anyone who believes his comments to be acceptable, “disgusting”.
“The problem with Trump is he’s never been anywhere near a uniform,” Ms Haley said. “The closest he’s come to harm’s way is a golf ball hitting him on a golf cart. What he did is disgusting. And anybody that agrees with it or says it’s okay is disgusting along with him.”
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