Republican presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley did not mention slavery while responding to someone who asked her about the cause of the U.S. Civil War.
Haley responded to the question by saying that she thought the cause “was basically how government was gonna run, the freedoms and what people could and couldn’t do.”
Haley said that “government was intended to secure” people’s rights and liberties and should ensure that people have freedom rather than interfering in people’s lives.
The questioner described it as “astonishing” that she would answer the question without bringing up slavery.
“What do you want me to say about slavery?” Haley asked.
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In a reference to Haley’s comments, a post on President Joe Biden’s @JoeBiden X account declared, “It was about slavery.”
Haley served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during a portion of former President Donald Trump’s White House tenure. She had also previously served as the governor of South Carolina.
Haley and the other candidates vying for the GOP presidential nod have been polling far behind Trump.
Haley has said the President Joe Biden is too old. The 81-year-old incumbent would be 86 at the end of a second term in office if re-elected.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has endorsed Haley for president.
“REASON #25 I’m supporting @NikkiHaley for President: She’s on Santa’s ‘Nice’ List. It made putting my Christmas list together easy this year: A NIKKI HALEY WIN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE!” Sununu tweeted.
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