Haley Presses Trump For Response To Death Of Hero

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley blasted her rival Donald Trump for his initial silence on the death of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, ABC News reported.

While appearing on ABC’s “This Week” two days after Navalny’s death, the former South Carolina Governor was asked by anchor Jonathan Karl if she would stick by her pledge to endorse the eventual GOP nominee if she dropped out of the race.

Haley insisted that she wasn’t going anywhere and vowed to stay in the race “for the long haul.”

Karl pressed Haley, again noting that she signed the RNC’s pledge to support the nominee and asking if she was suggesting that she wouldn’t support Trump if he won the nomination.

Haley suggested that Donald Trump should be asked if he would support her in the General Election “when I’m the nominee.”

When Karl asked if she thought Trump would support her, Haley laughed and said she doubted that he would.

Haley argued that Trump was too unstable to lead the country at a time when the US was facing crises abroad like the war in Ukraine and the conflict in the Middle East.

She blasted Trump for refusing to speak out against the death of Alexey Navalny and said it showed how Trump felt about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Haley told Jonathan Karl that either Trump “thinks it’s cool” that President Putin could kill a political opponent or he “doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal.” She said either would be “concerning.”

She also blasted Trump’s recent remarks at a campaign rally when he said he would “encourage” Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” to a NATO ally that did not spend what it should for its defense, describing Trump’s words as “bone-chilling.”

Donald Trump eventually did respond to Navalny’s death by comparing what happened to Navalny to his legal problems.