Mr Trump made the remarks whereas campaigning in South Carolina, Ms Haley’s residence state, where she additionally served as governor. The former president is presently main within the polls there forward of the 24 February main.
“What happened to her husband?” Mr Trump requested a crowd in Conway, South Carolina. “Where is he? He’s gone. He knew. He knew.”
Ms Haley responded in a post to X, previously Twitter. “Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about,” she mentioned, including, “Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief.”
Michael Haley is presently deployed in Africa, however responded to the remarks on Twitter with a meme that learn: “The difference between humans and animals? Animals would never allow the dumbest ones to lead the pack.”
President Joe Biden additionally took the time to deal with the matter on social media. “The answer is that Major Haley is abroad, serving his country right now. We know [Trump] thinks our troops are ‘suckers,’ but this guy wouldn’t know service to his country if it slapped him in the face.”
Mr Trump and Ms Haley have been participating in a latest back-and-forth whereas on the marketing campaign trial. The former UN ambassador took out a billboard advert this week calling out Mr Trump’s age.
Still, she inspired him to make any additional remarks on the talk stage. The former president nonetheless has not participated in a presidential debate in the course of the election cycle.
“Donald, if you have something to say, don’t say it behind my back,” she mentioned. “Get on a debate stage and say it to my face.”
Ms Haley misplaced the Republican main election in Nevada to Mr Trump “none of these candidates” earlier this week.
After the outcomes have been introduced Mr Trump mentioned he wished the final election might be held on Tuesday.
“Go back home, rest and then come back,” the previous president informed his supporters. “If we win the state of Nevada, it’s over for them.”
The different Republican main this month is in Michigan on 27 February.