After Donald Trump mockingly commented on her husband’s absence from the campaign trail at a Saturday rally, former Republican South Carolina Governor and perpetual second place finisher Nikki Haley defended her spouse who’s on deployment with the Army National Guard and recalled Trump’s persistent insults to veterans and people serving in the military.
USA Today reports Trump mocked Michael Haley’s absence at a rally in Haley’s home state. “She comes over to see me at Mar-a-Lago – ‘sir, I will never run against you’ … She brought her husband,” Trump said. “Where’s your husband? … Oh, he’s away … He’s away … What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband?! Where is he?! … He’s gone! He knew! He knew!”
“If you mock the service of a combat veteran, you don’t deserve a driver’s license, let alone being president of the United States,” Haley said at a campaign stop in Gilbert, SC, in preparation for the February 24th primary. Trump has a well-known history of mocking those who died in uniform, were injured or taken prisoner calling those who served “suckers” and “losers.” Trump himself received a questionable medical deferment for a likely falsified diagnosis of bone spurs when he was drafted during the Vietnam War.