Maj. Michael Haley, the husband of GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley, hit back at former President Donald Trump’s questioning of his whereabouts with a meme on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
The Army major has been deployed to Africa since June with the South Carolina Army National Guard.
But Trump didn’t let the truth get in the way of an attack on Nikki Haley, his rival for the Republican 2024 nomination, when he addressed a campaign rally in Conway, South Carolina ― Haley’s home state, of which she previously served as governor ― over the weekend.
“She comes over to see me at Mar-a-Lago. ‘Sir, I will never run against you.’ She brought her husband,” Trump told the crowd. “Where’s her husband? Oh, he’s away. He’s away. What happened to her husband? What happened to her husband? Where is he? He’s gone. He knew. He knew.”
Michael Haley responded on X with a photo of a wolf.
A caption on the image read: “The difference between humans and animals? Animals would never allow the dumbest ones to lead the pack.”
Nikki Haley, meanwhile, addressed Trump on her own X account: “Michael is deployed serving our country, something you know nothing about. Someone who continually disrespects the sacrifices of military families has no business being commander in chief.”