MSNBC’s Jen Psaki on Monday noted how 2024 presidential candidate Nikki Haley appears to be “having a moment” by slowly climbing in the polls.
There’s hope among some Republicans that the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is “a sane, moderate alternative” to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, said the former Joe Biden White House press secretary.
“But is she actually?” Psaki then asked.
Haley, unlike Trump, doesn’t go on bizarre rants or resort to racist tropes, suggested Psaki, but she’d actually govern “a lot closer to Trump” and his allies than some might believe.
Psaki cited Haley’s support of banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, her talk of sending U.S. forces into Mexico to fight drug cartels, and her commentary that Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law is not tough enough.
“It is definitely a good thing, unquestionably, that she isn’t launching into unhinged rants and echoing the language of dictators,” Psaki said. “But it’s also important to dig into what she says she would actually do as president. You might find it isn’t so moderate after all.”
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