Trump Group Slams Nikki

( – The MAGA War Room, linked with MAGA Inc. and supportive of former President Donald Trump, has recently targeted another Republican presidential candidate, focusing on past comments about illegal immigration from this one.

A video from a 2015 Aspen Institute event, shared by the group, shows presidential candidate Nikki Haley discussing immigration while she was the Governor of South Carolina.

In the video, Haley states, “I think that what we have to remember, and I have always believed, is that we are a country of laws, that’s what makes us strong. We have to always be a country of laws. So it’s incredibly frustrating for a lot of people when they see the illegal immigrants being able to come across. It really is astonishing that after all of these years, D.C. hasn’t figured out how to build a wall. It really is, after all of what they spend. Having said that, we are a country of immigrants. I am a proud daughter of Indian parents that reminded us every day how blessed we are to live in this country. They resent when people come here illegally. But let’s keep in mind, these people that are wanting to come here, they want to come here for a better life, too. They have kids, too. They have a heart, too. So, we don’t need to be disrespectful. We don’t need to talk about them as criminals — they’re not. They’re families that want a better life, and they’re desperate to get here. What we need to do is make sure that we have a set of laws that we follow, and that we go through with that.”

AnnMarie Graham-Barnes, a spokesperson for Haley’s campaign, responded to the MAGA War Room’s post, defending Haley’s record on illegal immigration. She highlighted Haley’s 2011 legislation, which was one of the country’s toughest anti-illegal immigration bills, and contrasted Haley’s style with Trump’s, noting that Trump, at the time, was still a Democrat. Graham-Barnes also critiqued Trump for not fulfilling his promise to build a wall, accusing him of trying to mislead voters.

GOP presidential rival Vivek Ramaswamy publicly disagreed with Haley’s position, suggesting a divide within the party on immigration issues. Haley’s 2011 immigration law, which required police to check the immigration status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally, underscores her tough stance on this issue.

Haley’s rising popularity in polls has led to increased scrutiny from her Republican primary rivals and the media. This includes attention to her relationship with China during her tenure as Governor of South Carolina and discussions around her personal life, highlighted by a resurfaced excerpt from her 2012 book “Can’t Is Not an Option,” which has gained significant attention online.