“History will record Donald Trump as a pro-Israel president,” said Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration. “I’m happy to give President Trump the credit he deserves. And I was honored to have played a role in these efforts.
But she quickly launched into a series of attacks, criticizing Republicans — including Trump — who question support for Ukraine today and, she ultimately said, future support for Israel . She said these politicians have lost sight of who the country’s friends and enemies are, adding that it’s “not who you want in the Oval Office.”
“As Americans, we must ask a critical question. We all know what Trump has done in the past. The question is: what will he do in the future? Haley said.
While other 2024 GOP candidates have also attacked the former president, Haley hit Trump hardest and most directly. The former South Carolina governor has seen an uptick in the polls in recent months, slipping to third place behind Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Haley also criticized Trump for his recent comments about Hezbollah and referenced past remarks, such as the former president referring to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as his “friend” and his praise of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“They are not good or intelligent people. Along with the Iranian Ayatollah, they are the most evil dictators in the world. And the last thing they want is an American president who knows it and denounces them,” Haley said. “They want us to remain divided, distracted and morally confused. Well, I already said it. With all due respect, I’m not wrong.