Former U.N. ambassador and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley called President Biden “the most condescending president of my lifetime” after his primetime speech last week.
Why it matters: Haley is a potential Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential race, which would put her in direct competition with President Biden if he ends up running for a second term.
Driving the news: Haley criticized Biden’s speech, and its optics, in an interview with Fox News on Friday.
- “It was one of the most unbelievable things I’ve seen in a long time. He looked like he was in the depths of hell,” Haley said in during an interview on Fox News’ “America Reports.”
- “He’s got military officers behind him, which I hate that they even had to sit behind him as he was talking about how half the country are basically domestic terrorists,” she said of Biden’s speech.