Nikki Haley Is Attacking Donald Trump for Allegedly Not Paying New Hampshire’s Security Bills
Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley took aim at the former president on a matter of state, demanding that he pay back New Hampshire for its share of security expenditures. Reports indicate that the Trump campaign owes $3,788 to Concord police and another $12,870 to Manchester police in the state of New Hampshire. The Haley campaign's attack on the frontrunner came in response to an article on the website Raw Story that updated an old accusation: Donald Trump's campaign hasn't refunded local law enforcement expenditures associated with a Trump visit.
According to a new national survey, former US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are in a statistical tie for second place in the 2024 Republican primary. DeSantis and Haley both received 8%, but the 59% that former President Donald Trump received surpassed that of his other Republicans. After steadily climbing the polls since the first GOP debate in August, Haley's result in this latest survey indicated a roughly five-point increase from the previous month.
In the early primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, Haley is now ahead of DeSantis by a razor-thin margin. A political action group aligned with DeSantis sponsored commercials last week claiming that, if elected, Haley would let refugees from war-torn Gaza enter the United States. The commercial, published by DeSantis' Never Back Down PAC, juxtaposes a recording of Haley in 2023 talking of the possibility of the United States admitting Gazan refugees with a film of her in 2017 justifying delivering aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wants to jeopardize our national security by welcoming in thousands of unknown Gaza refugees.— Patriots for DeSantis (@DeSantis_USA) October 16, 2023
Governor Ron DeSantis doesn't want to absorb ANY Gaza refugees and risk putting Americans' safety in danger.
A stark contrast. pic.twitter.com/ngZwNt4FXl
Haley stated that she didn't agree with the plan and that DeSantis misrepresented what she had said. Recently, Haley criticized DeSantis for his summary of her comments about Gaza. She said at Central College in Pella, "You know, the first thing I'll say is, God bless Ron DeSantis because he continues to try and bring up this refugee situation. He has said that he wants to take Gazan refugees. I have never said that. And he's got an ad on TV, and I will tell you, from CNN to Newsmax, they have all said that his ad is a lie. It is not the role of the U.S. to do that. I've always said that, and I will continue to say that."
The last thing we should do is import the toxic pathologies from the Middle East into our country through Gaza refugees.— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) October 17, 2023
Nikki Haley thinks we can distinguish between a Hamas terrorist and a supposed Gaza ‘freedom lover’ — that is absurd. pic.twitter.com/Cp0Qd5yOrV
DeSantis told Fox News on October 17 that "[Haley] was taking issue with what I said, saying that you can separate someone who's Hamas in Gaza with somebody who's more of a freedom lover. So, why would she be talking about that, ‘We can vet these people,’ if she wasn't saying that they should come to this country? We would have no role in vetting them unless you're bringing them to this country. And so, she changed her tune."
He further added, "You don't have to be a member of Hamas; it doesn't mean you're going to be a good fit in the United States of America. So the proper answer is no, and we don't want to get into this thing because there are some people, and Laura, you know, they're more of the corporate Republicans, more of the open borders type; they think that anyone should just be able to come in, and they claim that somehow we're going to vet people from all over the world. You just can't do that. That's not the way it works."
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