Nikki Haley straight on the attack against “Grumpy Old Men” Trump and Biden | Abroad

Nikki Haley straight on the attack against “Grumpy Old Men” Trump and Biden | Abroad
Nikki Haley straight on the attack against “Grumpy Old Men” Trump and Biden | Abroad
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Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley (52) has gone on the attack against her elderly rivals for the 2024 American presidential elections. Party colleague Donald Trump (77) and American President Joe Biden (81) have passed their expiration date, is the message in her new eye-catching campaign.

In a new series of political advertisements, Haley elaborates on the very popular 1993 film in America, ‘Grumpy Old Men’ (about two constantly bickering elderly people). Actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau have been replaced in her posters by Joe Biden and Donald Trump.


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All in at the age

By also portraying these two as “grumpy old men”, the former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the United Nations resolutely opts for an attack directly on their age. She is running against two men who together would be three times her age, but who will in all likelihood receive their respective party nominations for president. At Haley’s expense.

Most important asset

In what some see as her last chance and perhaps also the most important asset against the old guard, Haley goes for the “geriatric theme”, as ‘The New York Times’ calls it, in her advertising videos. Trump and Biden are then dismissed as “Stumbling Seniors”, among other things. “The rematch no one wants…,” Haley wrote yesterday as a caption to the custom movie poster of “Grumpy Old Men.”

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Blunders

Haley (52) has to do something. She previously proposed competency tests for politicians aged 75 and older who still want to be active in politics. The work is too important for sleepovers and mistakes, is her argument. In her campaign she also referred to “senior moments” in which both Biden and Trump seemed quite confused. Earlier this month, for example, Trump confused Haley with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when he spoke about the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump seems to ramble more often, while Joe Biden also sometimes mumbles unintelligibly and completely loses the plot. seems to have lost his story.

“Nikki Haley is in charge of security. We offered her 10,000 National Guard soldiers. They rejected it,” Trump said, meaning Nancy Pelosi. He was referring to his alleged offer of troops to secure the U.S. Capitol during the attack by some of his supporters who tried — ultimately unsuccessfully — to stop the certification of Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 election.


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Gift

Trump’s blunder was a gift for Haley, who is still far behind the former president in the polls, who wants to return to the White House. “Do we really want to go into this election with two men who will be president in their 80s?” Haley publicly wondered. She is also brief about Joe Biden: “I’ll just say it: Biden is too old.”

Haley is now trying to portray himself as a “new generation leader.” Haley’s home state of South Carolina will hold its Republican primaries next month. It would be her last chance to stay in the race.

WATCH ALSO. America correspondent Romina Van Camp about the conflict between Trump and Haley

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