South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley sat down with NBC Today’s Matt Lauer to talk about her GOP response to the Barack Obama’s State Of The Union speech. I didn’t get to watch the speech live but in watching the clip below, I was shocked to see her go after Donald Trump after watching the president do that against the Republican Party.
I guess this is the political atmosphere we live in, as we have seen GOP Republicans surrender and side with Democrats in Congress, now our state leaders will throw our side under the bus for a wink and a smile.
Haley defended her response to Tuesday’s State of the Union, confirming to TODAY’s Matt Lauer she was referring to Donald Trump as one of the “angriest voices” she mentioned.
“Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk,” she told Matt in an interview Wednesday.
Haley angered some conservative pundits with her response to Obama’s address by seemingly saving her sharpest criticism for those in her party, particularly those running for the White House. While never mentioning anyone by name, she urged Republican candidates to tone down the divisive rhetoric and urged Americans to resist “the siren call of the angriest voices.”
“Republicans need to understand there are things we could do better that can help strengthen our country. I think it’s important that Republicans look in the mirror and realize, we also are to blame,” she said.
Asked if her response has had an impact on her chances being asked to be a vice presidential running mate, Haley said she hadn’t given it much thought.
“I was given an opportunity to say what I think,” she said of her role. But Haley said if approached by one of the candidates, “I absolutely would sit down and talk with anyone that wanted to talk.”
Check out Haley’s segment where she targeted Trump:
What do you think of Haley’s response? Do you think it was right for her to go after Trump during the State of the Union speech? Share your comments below.
h/t – Aloin Marceau