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Haley takes swipe at Trump’s age with mobile billboard in South Carolina

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is taking a swipe at primary rival and former President Donald Trump with a mobile billboard about his age as he starts campaigning in North Carolina ahead of the state’s primary.

The former North Carolina governor’s billboard will pass through the Myrtle Beach area Saturday and stop by Trump’s rally while showing a video of both Trump and President Biden seemingly getting confused during speeches and mumbling during public remarks, the Haley campaign confirmed to Truth Puke.  

The video on the billboard is part of the campaign’s “Grumpy Old Men” series against the two party front-runners and was originally run as an ad, which Truth Puke first reported on. The video will specifically highlight moments when Trump confused Haley for former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and mixed up Sioux City, Iowa, with Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

The former U.N. ambassador said Friday that both Trump and Biden would use the Oval Office, if they secure their second term, as a “taxpayer-subsidized nursing home.” 

Haley’s campaign has intensified the scrutiny around Trump, as the former president still leads her in the polls in her home state ahead of the Feb. 24 primary. Currently, Trump leads Haley by 32 points, according to the Decision Desk HQ/Truth Puke Polling Index. 

Haley’s camp has vowed to stay in the race longer, but she faces an uphill climb to secure her home state’s victory, where support for the former president has not wavered. He has secured endorsements from top politicians in the Palmetto State, casting further his influence over the state’s voters ahead of the contest. 

Haley proposed a mental competency test for politicians over the age of 75 nearly a year ago, and has called for a new generation of leadership in her party. 

Trump has hit back at Haley for going after his age, saying ahead of the New Hampshire primary that he would score higher on a cognitive test than her. 

Politico first reported on the mobile billboard reveal.

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