Republican Party presidential candidate Nikki Haley (52 years old) launched an attack on her elderly rivals in the 2024 US presidential elections. Party colleagues Donald Trump (77 years old) and US President Joe Biden (81 years old) have passed their expiration date, is the message carried by a striking new campaign. .
In a new series of political ads, Haley details the hugely popular 1993 movie in America, “Grumpy Old Men” (about two old people who constantly fight). Actors Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were replaced in her posters by Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
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By portraying these two as “grumpy old men,” the former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the United Nations has firmly chosen to directly attack their age. She's running against two men who are together three times her age, but are likely to receive their party's nominations for president. At Haley's expense.
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In what some see as her last chance, and perhaps also her most important asset against the old guard, Haley turns to “the aging theme,” as the New York Times calls it, in her advertising videos. Trump and Biden are then dismissed as “stumbling old men,” among other things. Yesterday, Hailey wrote, commenting on the movie poster for “Grumpy Old Men”: “The rematch that no one wants…”
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Haley, 52, has to do something. It previously proposed aptitude tests for politicians aged 75 and over who still want to be active in politics. Work is too important for sleep and mistakes, is her argument. Her campaign also pointed to “key moments” when Biden and Trump seemed confused. Earlier this month, for example, Trump conflated Haley with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when he talked about the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Trump often appears to ramble, while Joe Biden sometimes mumbles incoherently. Understandable and completely lost. The plot seems to have lost its story.
“Nikki Haley is in charge of security. We offered her 10,000 National Guard soldiers. “They rejected her,” Trump said, referring to Nancy Pelosi. He was referring to his alleged offer to send troops to secure the US Capitol during the attack by some of his supporters who tried – ultimately unsuccessfully – to stop the certification of Biden's victory over Trump in the 2020 election.
Trump's mistake was a gift to Haley, who still lags far behind the former president in opinion polls and who wants to return to the White House. Haley publicly asked: “Do we really want to run this election with two men who will be president in their 80s?” She's also brief about Joe Biden: “I'll just say it: Biden is old.”
Healy is now trying to portray himself as the “leader of the new generation.” Haley's home state of South Carolina is scheduled to hold its Republican primary next month. This will be her last chance to stay in the race.
Watch also. America's correspondent Romina Van Camp on the conflict between Trump and Haley
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