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Haley criticizes Trump and Ramaswamy in GOP debate

Haley criticizes Trump and Ramaswamy in GOP debate

Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and a Republican presidential candidate, took aim at her rivals in the first GOP debate on Wednesday night.

Haley was the first to criticize former President Donald Trump, who did not participate in the debate, for adding $8 trillion to the national debt during his term.

“Donald Trump added $8 trillion to our debt,” Haley said. “He spent like a Democrat congress.”

Haley also attacked Vivek Ramaswamy, a biotech millionaire and a political newcomer, for his foreign policy proposals.

She slammed Ramaswamy for calling for an end to U.S. aid to Israel by 2028 and for suggesting that Russia could keep parts of Ukraine as part of a peace deal.

“Vivek Ramaswamy is completely wrong to call for ending America’s special bond with Israel,” Haley said. “Supporting Israel is both the morally right and strategically smart thing to do.”

She added that Ramaswamy’s stance on Ukraine was “foolish appeasement” that would embolden Russia and China.

“Our goal should not be for Putin to lose. Our goal should be for America to win,” Ramaswamy responded.

Haley also defended her record as the governor of South Carolina and touted her experience at the U.N., where she said she stood up to Iran, North Korea and China.

She said she was running to restore America’s leadership in the world and to revive the economy after the pandemic.

“I’m not running to be president of the world. I’m running to be president of the United States of America,” Haley said.

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