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Dr. Rashad Richey

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Nikki Haley’s claim Trump is in ‘decline’ will not save her

Feb 16

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Ahead of the South Carolina primary, Nikki Haley is intensifying her critique of her GOP opponent, asserting that former President Donald Trump has become “more diminished” over time. In a series of recent statements, Haley labeled Trump as “unhinged,” accused him of siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin, noted that he confused her with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and warned Republicans that Trump will make them lose again.

Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey contends that regardless of the criticisms Haley levels against Trump, his followers will remain steadfast and unaffected by her attempts to sway their support.

There’s no way in hell that she actually can win the Republican primary. She’s not, in my opinion, she is not bigoted enough. She vacillates on things that are clearly, clearly defined in her party as a no-no. Nikki Haley, you cannot be a moderate one day and then be an insensitive racist the next day. You have to choose your side here.

But I digress. She is now making this about cognitive decline. She’s making this argument why? Maybe because she thinks that the argument works. Possibly. She also said that Trump, after he endorsed a slate of individuals to take over the Republican Party, that Trump wants to be a king, but we don’t like kings in America. All right. Here’s the thing: once again, hypocrisy from the Right.

While she says that Donald Trump is unhinged, while she’s saying that Donald Trump wants to be a king — which is a dictator, and by the way, I agree — when Donald Trump clinches the Republican nomination, she’s going to endorse Donald Trump, which means she’s willing to endorse someone who she believes is unhinged. She’s willing to endorse someone she believes is in cognitive decline. And she’s willing to endorse the one who, in fact, would prefer to be a dictator.

All right, let the games begin. Nikki Haley turns the cognitive decline tables on Donald Trump. It says no, it is in fact, Donald Trump, who is in cognitive decline. He’s unhinged. He’s more unhinged now than he was even in 2016. I’m paraphrasing Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor, current presidential candidate. And the person that Senator Tim Scott turned his back on, even though she gave Tim Scott, his damn job that Nikki Haley. She decided to do an interview where, yep, it came up. Hey, here’s what the Trump campaign said about you. What did they say about Nikki Haley? They called her both brain dead. And BirdBrain I kid you not. That’s the official campaign response about Nikki Haley. Now the hypocrisy of the Trump campaign.

You cannot be both a bird brain and brain dead at the same time you got to pick one or the other. Nikki Haley seemed unbothered or at least she proclaimed, she’s unbothered by this. And that somehow this is indicative of getting under the skin of Donald Trump up Haley, the idea of running in a presidential election is not to simply get under the skin of the opponent, but it’s to have a pathway to victory, which you do not.

So the campaign basically claims Nikki Haley is doing all of this, because she’s auditioning for a show on cable network, which is probably true. There’s no way the hell that she actually can win the Republican primary. She’s not in my opinion, she is not bigoted enough. She vacillates on things that are clearly clearly defined in her party as a no, no, Nikki Haley, you cannot be a moderate one day and then be an insensitive, insensitive racist the next day, you have to choose your side here. But I digress. She is now making this about cognitive decline.

She’s making this argument why?

Maybe because she thinks that the argument works. Possibly. She also said that Trump after he endorsed a slate of individuals to take over the Republican Party, that Trump wants to be a king but we don’t like kings in America. All right. Here’s the thing once again, hypocrisy from the right. Why she says that Donald Trump is unhinged. Why she’s saying that Donald Trump wants to be a king, which is a dictator. And by the way, I agree.

When Donald Trump clinches the Republican nomination,

she’s going to endorse Donald Trump, which means she’s willing to endorse someone who she believes is unhinged.

She’s willing to endorse someone she believes is in cognitive decline.

And she’s willing to endorse the one who in fact, would prefer to be a dictator.

Let me not forget that. He Donald Trump asked about her husband, where’s Nikki’s husband? He says, On the campaign trail, he’s nowhere. He’s nowhere. He’s gone. That’s what Donald Trump said. Instead of Nikki Haley doing the obvious thing and saying, Hey, Trump, where’s your wife? She’s nowhere to be found. She’s not on the campaign trail with you. She decides to say, well, you’re talking about one person in the military. You’re talking about the mall. No, ma’am. Trump has been talking adverse about the military for years. He talked about prisoner of wars. He talked he talked about even John McCain before he passed.

He talked about families. He talked about real heroes. I don’t know if you get this yet. Governor Haley. But

Trump has a cult like following, which means none of what you’re saying matters to them.

 

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