In recent years, there have been recurring debates about age when it comes to presidential elections in the United States. Days before the New Hampshire Republican primary, her party's nominee, Nikki Haley, questioned Donald Trump's mental ability to govern after the 77-year-old former president apparently confused her with another political leader. During a meeting on Friday, Donald Trump mentioned Nikki Haley's name several times when raising the issue of the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.
“Nikki Haley is in charge of security, we offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, National Guard, whatever they want. They turned it down,” he said. He had already accused Democrat Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, of having rejected such an offer in the past – for which there is no evidence, according to the report of a parliamentary investigative commission.
Haley had already paid for Trump's age
“I wasn’t even in Washington on January 6th! “Nikki Haley replied on Saturday to voters in New Hampshire, where she will play a big role in the election there on Tuesday. “My concern, without being derogatory, is that when you're dealing with the pressures of the presidency, you can't have someone who makes you wonder if they're mentally capable,” he said. – She slipped. The former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador, who just turned 52, also addressed the issue in an interview with Fox News: “I'm not saying it's like Joe Biden, but what I'm saying is, will we really have it.” Two octogenarians running for president?
“Do we really want them at 80 years old to be name-calling and making mistakes when dealing with Putin, Xi and Kim?” she asked, referring to the leaders of Russia, China and North Korea. Donald Trump, 77, himself regularly makes fun of the gaffes and age of Joe Biden, 81, whom he portrays as almost senile. The former White House tenant, the arch-favorite to win his party's nomination for November's presidential election, still won a resounding victory in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Nikki Haley will need to have a very good result on Tuesday if she wants to shake him up.