Nikki Haley, a Republican running for president, made fun of President Biden’s level of competence this week, stating that candidates should approach the 2024 election as if they were up against “President Kamala Harris.”
“Anyone who believes that voting for Biden would really support him is incorrect. You are voting for Kamala Harris,” declared Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and ambassador to the United Nations, in the course of an interview with Breitbart News at Iowa’s yearly Roast and Ride.
“That is what this is,” she continued. “President Kamala Harris is the opponent we’re up against. It is how we should see it because it is what will occur if he is elected again.”
Haley’s comments came in response to a query over Biden’s most recent tumble, one of several that the 80-year-old president has had while serving as president, which occurred during a graduation ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy.
“We shouldn’t be proud of what we witnessed, not one of us. It is crucial to consider what China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran must have thought when they saw him rather than celebrating the fact that he fell. That is what worries me. They detect fragility. And all he did was exhibit vulnerability,” said Haley.
In addition, the South Carolina Republican reaffirmed her demands that all presidents, including Biden, undergo a mental competence examination.
“Exactly, for this reason, we need a new generational leader. Term limitations are a need. For those who are older than 75, mental competence examinations are required,” she stated. “We cannot allow these decision-makers to not be performing at the highest level.”
The front-runner in the election, former President Donald Trump, is 76 years old and would thus be put to a test under Haley’s suggestion.
In February, Trump posted on Truth Social that “ANYBODY running for the position of President of the United States of America should be willing to undergo a full & thorough Mental Competency Examination.” Trump expressed agreement with Haley in his comments.
In a letter to the White House this past month, some House Republicans urged Biden to undergo a cognitive test.
Biden has successfully completed two physical tests since entering office, but according to the letter’s lead author, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), “There is no evidence you have undergone any cognitive evaluation, or if you have, those findings have been concealed from the public.”
Jill Biden, the first lady, tells CNN that Haley’s concept was “ridiculous,” pointing to her husband’s many worldwide trips as proof of his ability.