Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Saturday questioned Donald Trump’s mental fitness after he appeared to confuse her with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when talking about the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. “Last night, Trump is at a rally and he’s going on and on mentioning me several times as to why I didn’t take security during the Capitol riots. Why I didn’t handle January 6 better. I wasn’t even in DC on January 6. I wasn’t in office then,” Haley said. “They’re saying he got confused. That he was talking about something else. That he was talking about Nancy Pelosi. He mentioned me multiples times in that scenario,” the former South Carolina governor added. Haley told a crowd of voters in Keene, New Hampshire: “The concern I have is – I’m not saying anything derogatory, but when you’re dealing with the pressures of a presidency, we can’t have someone else that we question whether they’re mentally fit to do it.” Her comments come after Trump said at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, “By the way, they never report the crowd on January 6. You know, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley … did you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it? All of it, because of lots of things, like Nikki Haley is in charge of security, we offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, national guards, whatever they want. They turned it down.”
siehe auch: Nikki Haley Goes All in Attacking Trump’s Mental Fitness After Pelosi Flub The former president confused Haley’s name with Nancy Pelosi’s, prompting Haley to say Trump’s “mental stability is going to continue to decline” Despite his repeated bragging that he “aced” a cognitive test while in office, many have questioned Trump’s mental fitness to be president in recent days. His opponent, former Trump cabinet member Nikki Haley, is making political hay out of his recent flub where he confused her with former House speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Don’t be surprised if you have someone that is 80 in office, their mental stability is going to continue to decline. That’s just human nature,” the former South Carolina governor said Sunday on Face the Nation. (Trump is 77 years-old and would be 78 on inauguration day 2025). She added, “I don’t know if he was confused, I don’t know what happened, but it’s enough to send us a warning sign.”; Breitseite gegen 77-jährigen Trump: Rivalin Haley zweifelt geistige Fitness von Ex-Präsident an Die Nervosität im Vorwahlkampf der US-Republikaner steigt. Damit werden die verbalen Attacken von Nikki Haley auf Donald Trump spürbar schärfer. Wenige Tage vor der nächsten Runde im Vorwahlkampf der US-Republikaner hat Nikki Haley Bedenken über das Alter ihres Herausforderers Donald Trump geäußert. Die 52 Jahre alte Haley stellte die geistige Verfassung des 77-Jährigen sowie seine Eignung für eine weitere Amtszeit als Präsident infrage, wie mehrere US-Medien am Samstag (Ortszeit) berichteten. Die „New York Times“ sprach vom „bisher schärfsten Angriff“ Haleys auf den Ex-Präsidenten. „Die Sorge, die ich habe, ist – ich sage nichts Abwertendes, aber wenn man mit dem Druck einer Präsidentschaft zu tun hat, können wir nicht jemand anderen haben, bei dem wir infrage stellen, ob er geistig dazu in der Lage ist“, sagte Haley.