President Joe Biden on Sunday defended Nikki Haley’s husband, after former President Donald Trump dragged the former South Carolina governor’s spouse into the swirl of personal attacks he lobbed against her over the weekend.
During a rally in Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, Trump questioned the whereabouts of Haley’s husband, Maj. Michael Haley, who is serving an active duty deployment in the Horn of Africa for the South Carolina Army National Guard.
“Where’s her husband? Oh, he’s away. He’s away,”
Trump said, seemingly implying Haley, the sole high-profile Republican still battling him for the GOP nomination, was having challenges in her marriage that would explain her husband’s absence.
“The answer is that Major Haley is abroad, serving his country right now,”
Biden posted on X on Sunday.
“We know [Trump] thinks our troops are ‘suckers,’ but this guy wouldn’t know service to his country if it slapped him in the face.”
Some polls pitting Haley against Biden in a general election matchup show Haley coming out on top. But to get there, she’ll have to beat out Trump for the nomination. The former president has dominated the primary, even as the field has narrowed and Trump currently hold a substantial lead over Haley in her home state, according