President Donald Trump (R) has released a “Super Bowl” themed advertisement. The advertisement criticizes Ambassador Nikki Haley (R) over past comments she’s made regarding raising the retirement age.
The rivalry between President Trump and Ambassador Haley continues to escalate as Ambassador Haley reaffirms that she is not going to drop out of the Republicans presidential nomination race. Despite a poor showing in the most recent Nevada GOP primary where she lost to “none of these candidates” (President Trump was not on the ballot), Ambassador Haley says that the race between them continues.
Olivia Perez-Cubas, a spokesperson for Ambassador Haley, downplayed the loss in Nevada, saying that “even Donald Trump knows that when you play penny slots, the house wins. We didn’t bother to play a game rigged for Trump.”
Now, President Trump is pushing back against Ambassador Haley’s campaign, and he’s criticizing the words of the presidential hopeful.
In the advertisement, President Trump “challenges” her prior political statements.
A football referee is shown, letting the audience know that “Haley’s claims she didn’t call for raising the age of social security is under review.” This is followed by footage from an interview with Ambassador Haley wherein she says that “what we do know is 65 is way too low, and we need to increase that.” More footage of Haley making conflicting statements is shown. This time, during an interview, Ambassador Haley comments that “we change retirement age to reflect life expectancy.”
The football referee returns to the field to notify attendees that “after review, Nikki Haley clearly said she plans to change the rules and raise the age of social security. This results in cutting benefits for 82% of Americans.”
Ambassador Haley has faced sharp criticism over past political statements that she now denies. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) similarly released an advertisement pushing back against Ambassador Haley by highlighting comments.