In Iowa, Nikki Haley Turns The Knife In Trump, Older Candidates

  • Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley brought her freshly minted campaign for president to Iowa Monday evening, telling a town hall crowd in suburban Des Moines that she’s the candidate who’s got the experience and the energy — and the competency — to lead.
  • The Republican and former ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump didn’t spare her old boss in her headline-grabbing call for a competency test for elected officeholders over the age of 75.
  • “This is bigger than a person. And we need to fight for that,” Haley said, suggesting that Trump, set to turn 77 in June, may not be up to the job. “We need to make sure we’ve got the energy and the power and the ability to bring more people in that will see that our solutions are the right ones, because we believe in lifting up everybody, not a select few.”
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