Nikki Haley, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share her disdain for a birdcage left outside her hotel room. The cage, which was allegedly from the “Trump Campaign,” is assumed to be an attempt at mudslinging by the former president. In her post, Haley brushed off the incident as “pathetic” and made light of the situation with the hashtags #PrettyPatheticTryAgain and #YouJustMadeMyCaseForMe.
This incident stems from a recent post by Donald Trump, where he stated that Make America Great Again (MAGA) supporters would never support “Birdbrain Nikki Haley.” Haley had previously claimed that she would never run against Trump, praising his accomplishments as president. However, Trump didn’t take her words seriously, calling her out for lacking talent and temperament. The former president even mentioned Haley’s visit to Mar-a-Lago, referring to it as her “bearing gifts.”
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 1, 2023
The Washington Examiner reached out to the Trump campaign to verify their involvement in this birdcage incident. While Trump is currently leading the pack of potential 2024 candidates and has mainly criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, it seems he has shifted his attention towards Haley as her popularity grows. Despite being targeted, Haley welcomed the mudslinging as a sign of her rising prominence. She confidently responded, “Love this. It means we are in 2nd and moving up fast. Bring it!”
In the conservative perspective, this incident highlights the potential rift between Haley and Trump, with Trump going on the offensive. It also underscores Haley’s increasing popularity and her ability to handle criticism with humor and confidence. Only time will tell how this back-and-forth between the two Republican figures will impact the 2024 presidential race.