Nikki Haley discussed the viability of the two major party candidates for president this week. In that discussion, Haley once more criticized Ramaswamy for his suggestion that Republicans should use TikTok to communicate with young people. She stated on Fox News Sunday, “Just because 150 million people are on Facebook doesn’t mean you do it because it’s politically popular.”
According to the ex-ambassador to the United Nations, this is a critical issue of national security; TikTok is the Chinese Communist Party committing espionage.
Haley had made fun of the businessman during Wednesday’s debate, targeting his comments on TikTok, saying, “Every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber.”
Host Shannon Bream mentioned that Haley had previously praised Ramaswamy in a blurb she wrote for one of his novels. Haley stated there was no inconsistency.
She explained, “I slap people when they deserve to be hit, and I always praise people when they deserve to be praised.”
Ramaswamy argued throughout the debate that the Republicans’ refusal to utilize TikTok showed an unrealistic lack of innovation.
I have a rather bold proposal for the Republican Party,” he declared. Electoral success is crucial. “And part of the way we win elections is reaching the next generation of young Americans where they are,” he said.
Nikki Haley’s support appears to be growing steadily. A new poll of probable Republican primary voters in New Hampshire suggests it’s the former South Carolina governor — not Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — running second in the first primary state.
But they are still well behind Donald Trump in the polls. The poll of 500 probable GOP primary voters was taken after the second debate, and its margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, making the former president the clear frontrunner among the Republican candidates.
The poll is the most recent indicator of Haley’s uptick — and DeSantis’ decline — in the GOP primary, where the ex-UN ambassador has gained support after the first two debates and seen a rise in financial backing.