Trump Falsely Accuses Nikki Haley of Obama Support

Noah Silverbrook

Updated Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 6:04 AM CDT

Trump Falsely Accuses Nikki Haley of Obama Support

In a notable twist in the 2024 presidential race, former President Donald Trump has leveraged social media and campaign rallies, including one in South Carolina, to disseminate a false claim about fellow Republican contender Nikki Haley. Trump alleged that Haley, who served as the Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, had backed Barack Obama over Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election. This assertion flies in the face of Haley's well-documented support for Romney, having endorsed him early in both the 2008 and 2012 Republican primaries and vocally opposing Obama's bid for a second term.

Trump's narrative hinges on a 2012 video clip where Haley misspoke, quickly correcting herself after accidentally suggesting Obama wanted to strengthen the military rather than Romney. Despite this rectification, Trump used the slip to cast doubt on Haley's mental aptitude for the presidency as both gear up for the upcoming South Carolina Republican primary on February 24.

Concurrently, Trump faces significant legal challenges, with Justice Arthur Engoron of New York ordering him to pay a hefty $355 million in penalties for inflating his wealth on financial documents to mislead banks and insurers. Trump, alongside his adult sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, has denied any misconduct and denounced the lawsuit, initiated by Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James, as "election interference." An intent to appeal the ruling has been declared.

Attorney General James hailed the decision as a triumph for both fair business practices and the rule of law. Trump is now barred from holding office in any New York corporation for three years and from securing loans from New York-registered banks for the same duration. Further, Justice Engoron imposed a daily fine of $10,000 on Trump for non-compliance with a subpoena and labeled his testimony as evasive. The ruling casts a shadow of doubt on the credibility of Trump and his sons, who also face a two-year prohibition from New York corporate officer roles.

An appeals court has stayed an earlier resolution to dissolve some Trump companies, though Engoron's judgment did not revoke their business licenses, leaving the door open for regulatory bodies. Barbara Jones, a retired federal judge, has been assigned as an independent monitor for the Trump Organization, and an independent director of compliance will follow. Each of the Trump sons is also ordered to pay $4 million.

The substantial penalty stems from New York's 63(12) law, a statute enacted 70 years ago that the state's Attorney General office has wielded against ent***** like Exxon Mobil, Juul, and Martin Shkreli. This law has led to Trump's three-year prohibition from business operations in New York, with a two-year ban for his sons.

Engoron determined that Trump's asset value exaggerations constituted a pattern of fraud. Two former employees testified that Trump oversaw the final drafts of financial statements, corroborating his intent to deceive. Under 63(12), the attorney general is empowered to target those engaging in ongoing deceptive acts without the need to prove actual fraud.

The $355 million penalty accounts for $168 million that Trump allegedly saved on loans through inflated net worth figures. The penalty's determination rested solely with the judge without jury intervention. Moreover, Trump's attorney, Christopher Kise, lambasted the ruling as a "tyrannical abuse of power," foreshadowing a likely appeal against the restrictions now imposed on Trump's business endeavors.

Conservative Bias:

Here we have yet another pathetic attempt by the liberal elites and their cronies in the fake news media to take down the greatest president this country has ever seen. In a desperate move, they're now targeting Trump with baseless allegations and a hefty fine, all cooked up by a Democratic Attorney General who's clearly using her office to wage a political witch hunt. They can't stand the fact that Trump is a successful businessman who's outsmarted the system. Meanwhile, they're distracting us from the real story: Trump's rightful exposure of Nikki Haley's incompetence. He's simply doing America a service by pointing out the flaws in other candidates. But no, the left would rather focus on a bogus lawsuit than admit that Trump is still the man of the people, fighting against the corrupt establishment. The truth is, this is nothing but a sham to interfere with the 2024 election because they fear Trump's return to the White House. They're trying to silence him and his family with this ludicrous ruling, but patriots know better than to fall for their lies. Trump will prevail, as he always does, and continue to be a beacon of hope for true Americans everywhere.

Liberal Bias:

Once again, the corrupt and deceitful tactics of Donald Trump have been laid bare for all to see. This time, a New York judge has rightfully slapped Trump with a massive penalty for his fraudulent financial dealings, proving what we've known all along – that Trump is a con man who's been lying to the American people and manipulating the system for his own gain. It's high time that this charlatan faces the consequences of his actions. And let's not overlook the absurdity of Trump attacking Nikki Haley with ludicrous accusations. He's so threatened by a strong woman in his party that he resorts to spreading falsehoods to discredit her. This is the same man who has the audacity to claim that any legal scrutiny he faces is "election interference." The reality is, he's the one who's been interfering with our democracy for far too long. Thankfully, justice is being served, and Trump is being held accountable for his deceitful practices. The ruling is a victory for the rule of law and a step towards cleansing the stain Trump has left on our nation's highest office. The American people deserve leaders with integrity, not fraudulent businessmen turned politicians who believe they are above the law.

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