Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley raised concerns about former President Trump’s mental fitness Saturday after he appeared to mix up her and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Last night, Trump is at a rally,” Haley said in a clip posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “And he’s going on and on, mentioning me multiple times as to why I didn’t take security during the Capitol riots, why I didn’t handle January 6th better. I wasn’t even in D.C. on January 6th. I wasn’t in office then.”
“They’re saying he got confused, that he was talking about something else, he’s talking about Nancy Pelosi, he mentioned me multiple times in that scenario,” Haley continued. “The concern I have is, I’m not saying anything derogatory, but when you’re dealing with the pressures of a presidency, we can’t have someone else that we question whether they’re mentally fit to do this.”
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The former president appeared to make the gaffe about the former United Nations ambassador and the former Speaker of the House at a rally Friday when talking about the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
“By the way, they never report the crowd on Jan. 6. You know Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, you know, they — do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it. All of it,” Trump claimed. “Because of lots of things … like Nikki Haley is in charge of security — we offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, National Guards, whatever they want. They turned it down. They don’t want to talk about that. These are very dishonest people.”
Trump and Haley will go head to head Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, the next stop in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination. According to a poll average from Decision Desk HQ/The Hill, Trump is currently 10.6 points ahead of Haley in the race in the Granite State.