The GOP debates haven’t been nearly as entertaining without Trump. But now it’s been turned on its head.
Because Nikki Haley called an opponent one word that has all hell breaking loose.
During the third Republican Party primary debate on Wednesday night, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley slammed pharmaceutical executive Vivek Ramaswamy, calling him “scum.”
Haley made the statements during a debate in Miami, when the candidates were discussing whether TikTok should be outlawed.
“I want to laugh at why Nikki Haley didn’t answer your question, which was about looking at families in the eye,” Ramaswamy said.
“In the last debate, she made fun of me for actually joining TikTok while her own daughter was actually using the app for a long time. So you might want to take care of your family first before preaching to everybody else [inaudible] adult daughter.”
“Leave my daughter out of your voice,” Haley responded.
“The next generation of Americans are using it — and that’s actually the point,” Ramaswamy said as the audience booed him.
“Yeah her supporters, propping her up. That’s fine.”
“You’re just scum,” Haley said.
Haley on Vivek: “you’re just scum”
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) November 9, 2023
During the previous two debates, Haley and Ramaswamy sparred extensively, especially over the issue of TikTok.
Haley blasted Ramaswamy in September when he explained why he decided to use TikTok after earlier saying that people should not use it.
“This is infuriating, because TikTok is one of the most dangerous social media apps that we could have,” Haley said.
“And what you’ve got, I honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say.”
Nikki Haley to Vivek Ramaswamy:
"Honestly, every time I hear you I feel a little bit dumber." pic.twitter.com/gdMAbs3swy
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 28, 2023
Unfortunately for everyone on stage, polls are showing that Donald Trump is far and away the leader of the pack.
In fact, the GOP debate last night was hosted on Rumble at the same time Trump held a rally in Florida.
While the debate hovered around 60-70 thousand viewers, Trump topped six-figures with around 110,000.
This ship may already have sailed.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.