A former Governor of South Carolina NOT saying the Amwerican Civil War was about slavery IS an issue….
Haley said it “always” comes down to the role of government, telling the crowd, “We need to have capitalism, we need to have economic freedom.”
The voter responded it was “astonishing” that she did not mention slavery while discussing the Civil War.
“What do you want me to say about slavery?” she asked.
“You answered my question. Thank you,” the voter responded.
The speed with which Haley moved to correct her remarks indicated their danger to her campaign. Haley has been closing in on former President Trump in polls of New Hampshire, and criticism of her earlier remarks was leading cable newscasts and making headlines….
Republicans and Democrats had slammed Haley’s initial Civil War comments, with Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), a supporter of Trump, writing on X, formerly Twitter, that the answer was “slavery, period.” Donalds said Haley’s comments wouldn’t ultimately matter because Trump would be the GOP presidential nominee.
image…Nikki Haley speaks at a town hall earlier this month in Atkinson, N.H. (Reuters)