(PartiallyPolitics.com) – In a speech on Saturday GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley slammed former President Donald Trump over his foreign policy comments and friendliness towards dictators from other countries.
The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual summit where she started off by praising Trump for having taken the U.S. out of the Iran Deal. She added that she was honored to have been part of that work.
Still, despite this praise, she was quick to slam Trump over his handling of foreign relations. As she stated it was not something the country could afford for them to “go down that road” especially considering the ongoing wars in the Middle East and Europe, as well as the rising tensions with China.
In reference to Trump’s recent comments, she added that she would never compliment Hezbollah and that she would not be criticizing the Prime Minister of Israel at a time of so much war.
Trump faced a lot of backlash over his criticisms of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, who Trump argued was unprepared for the attack on Oct. 7. Trump also stated in a different remark that Hezbollah, the militant group that is backed by Iran, is “very smart.”
Haley argued that she did not have the “time for personal vendettas” and that she would not be complimenting Chinese President Xi, or refer to Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea as a “friend.”
Haley’s position in the primary polls has increased a lot following the two presidential primary debates. She is currently fighting to overtake Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for the second place in the primary.
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