Nikki Haley rips Ron DeSantis for hypocrisy and ‘vendetta stuff’

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The former South Carolina Governor bashed DeSantis for his Disney dealings.

Nikki Haley had choice words for Ron DeSantis on a number of topics during her CNN Town Hall Sunday night.

On the ongoing conflict between DeSantis and the Walt Disney Company, the former South Carolina Governor again urged him to “pick up the phone, deal with it, settle it the way you should.”

“Look, it’s the hypocrisy of the whole thing,” Haley said.

“What I’m talking about is the fact that here you have a woke company. They’ve been woke for years. I remember when Disney went after President Donald Trump for immigration, this is nothing new,” Haley said.

Haley went on to accuse her 2024 rival of “vendetta stuff.”

“So here you have DeSantis who accepted $50,000 in political contributions from Disney. He went and put their executives and their lobbyists on prominent boards throughout Florida and he went and basically gave the highest corporate subsidies in Florida history to Disney. But because they went and criticized him now he’s going to spend taxpayer dollars on a lawsuit. It’s just like all this vendetta stuff.”

Haley also slammed DeSantis and Trump for not being upfront about necessary and inevitable changes to Social Security and Medicare.

“And I know that Trump and DeSantis have both said we’re not going to deal with entitlement reform. Well, all you’re doing is leaving it for the next President,” Haley said. “That’s leaving a lot of Americans in trouble.”

“I think it’s important to be honest with the American people. We are in this situation, don’t lie to them and say, ‘Oh, we don’t have to deal with entitlement reform.'”

In Congress, DeSantis once was in favor of increasing the age for eligibility for retirement programs, but modified his position this year while decrying “Democrat attacks” from Trump, who has spent millions of dollars messaging the Florida Governor’s former position.

Haley went on offense against Trump and DeSantis on the issue of Ukraine also.

“What we need to understand is that Ukraine has the ability to win, but we have to, to think bigger than that and for them to sit there and say that this is a territorial dispute,” Haley said, directly referencing one of the Governor’s phrases about the Russian invasion.

“That’s just not the case to say that we should stay neutral. It is in the best interests of America it’s in the best interest of our national security for Ukraine to win.”

Haley has called DeSantis “weak in the knees” on Ukraine, and clearly still sees his dovishness as a liability in a Republican Primary.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


13 comments

  • Richard Bruce

    June 5, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Gov Haley’s views on Ukraine are dream like. Win what? Ukraine is destroyed. Without massive amounts of foreign money, the country will never be the same as it was ten years ago. Best option before tens of thousands were killed, was to segregate the country into Ukrainian and Russian sectors with a joint agreement over the use of the Crimean sea port. Almost half the country is Russian. Many have dual passports.

    USA has spent tens of billions that could have been used for better purposes domestically. What is to stop China to move in after fighting ends and rebuild in their image with money from USA consumers?

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    • PeterH

      June 5, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      Russian oligarchs will pay for rebuilding Ukraine!

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 5, 2023 at 4:42 pm

      The entire world is using Ukraine to diminish Russia. Period. End of story. You’d prefer the money spent on WIC or public transit instead, I’m sure. LOL.

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 5, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Good morning America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, watched Haley on her kiss up to CNN last night. And I, Earl Pitts American, fully know that Our Great Nation is a little confused at this time and has been paitently waiting for me, Earl Pitts “The Big Voice On The Right” American, to break it all down and tell them what to think about what went down on CNN last night.
    Direct Wisdom From Earl To You Follows:
    Haley apparently has no clue Trump lost last election and she is foolishly angeling to be Trump’s “Camalla Harris type of female glass ceiling breaking RINO VP”.
    As we all know, due to Trump being a “Looser” in 2020, Trump does not have a snowball’s chance in HEII that good honest hard working God fearing Americans will line up in appriciable numbers to vote for “Looser” Trump.
    In addition Haley already knows I, Earl Pitts American, will be Ron’s VPOTUS of choice.
    So in summation: Haley is a “Nothing Burger” & Earl Pitts American is “The All American” “Double Meat Burger With Cheese And Every Thing” “With Large Fries” & “All American Fried Apple Pie” ” & “A Non Woke-A-Cola Beveradge” “Combo”.
    So there you have it America, no reason to trouble your minds with such thoughts as: “How did Haley do last night”? When you can put your “entire voting and contributions along with the convincing of your dook 4 brains brother-in-law” in the proper direction of voting for America’s only sane choice of “The Desantis/Pitts Team” in 2024.
    You are welcome America,
    Earl Pitts American
    *this non-paid, non-political, non-advertizment of “pure “D” truth and wisdom was brought to you courtsey of the earl pitts American fan club. all rights reserved, the opinions of, and great wisdom and knowledge proffered above, are the extream wisdom of earl pitts American alone and not necessarly associated with the ron desantis canpaigne or the republican party of America*

    • Joe The Plumber

      June 5, 2023 at 11:04 am

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      You just knocked a “pure “D”” Home Run out of the park and its still bouncing down Main Street in Every Town, USA with a bunch of happy little tow-headed American kids gleefully chasing after the ball.
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    • Ocean Joe

      June 5, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Hitching your hopes to the reincarnation of George Wallace may not be the best plan. But go for it.

  • PeterH

    June 5, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    1. Absent of all evidence …..Nikki Haley deliberately accused transgender men to women for the rise of heterosexual female suicide.
    2. Haley is unapologetically “anti-abortion” South Carolina joined other red states with a six week abortion ban.

    Republicans are America’s biggest problem!
    Vote all Republicans out of office.

  • Dont Say FLA

    June 5, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    One GOP calling another GOP a hypocrit, that’s pretty rich. That said, Haley is correct about the vendetta stuff. Can’t imagine how thin skin Ron would leverage the US Government for his avenging his personal hurt sad feels, being the widdle cry baby that he is. Scared to death of drag queens. Come on now. Drag queens.

  • A Church Full Of Deplorables

    June 5, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Look at the fine Christians.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 6, 2023 at 7:49 am

      Prepositions and pronouns are just too hard for some folks. Freedom Of Religion includes Freedom From Regligion, but the xians don’t comprendo. He, she, they, omg it’s all too confusing, just like “Ms” versus “Mrs” was the last time the churchy types got confused and bent about personally identifying words used by others. “These unmarried ladies want to be referrred to as Ms because they are HARLOTs and they going to destroy families” was their line back then, and today’s lines from the churchy types are equally as ridiculous. Hint to churchy types: The people telling you everybody else wants to harm your children, those are the people who really are harming your children, whether it be boobies for Taylor Swift tickets, gropes, r8pes, or the usual mind f-cks.

  • WWRD

    June 6, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Given his Disney squabble as an example of Ron’s executive leadership negotiation and business dealings, What Would Ron Do at the national level when, say, China did something he didn’t like? Would he blame Chinese Drag Queens, saying they “harm” children but without any specific examples of any sort of harm? If a drag queen reads a kids book to kids, how are they harmed? HOW? How, Ron, how? Oh I get it- it’s the books again. Ron doesn’t want smart people. Ron wants to be the smart person. Ron your slip is showing. We can all see it. Some folks might not see it just yet, but they will. I guarantee it.

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