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Side-by-Side: Haley and Trump’s Extreme Agendas Are One and the Same

Dec 06, 2023

The truth is Nikki Haley is just as MAGA as Donald Trump and the rest of the 2024 field. No amount of spin can erase decades of a dangerous agenda to ban abortion, gut Social Security and Medicare, rip away access to affordable health care, rig the economy for the ultra-wealthy, and threaten our democracy – and that agenda will be on display once again at tonight’s fourth Republican debate.

Take a look at their records side by side:

Nikki Haley Donald Trump
Abortion Nikki Haley has repeatedly admitted she would sign a federal abortion ban if it made its way to her desk as president. As president, Donald Trump backed a federal abortion ban that threatened doctors and nurses with jail time and has reiterated on the campaign trail that he supports a federal role in banning abortion.
Social Security and Medicare Haley is campaigning on ending Social Security and Medicare as we know them. She even supported Paul Ryan’s plan to upend the programs. In every single one of his federal budgets, Donald Trump proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security programs.
Health Care Haley left the door open to repealing the Affordable Care Act. As governor she refused to expand Medicaid in South Carolina that would help residents in the insurance gap be able to afford access to their doctors. When Donald Trump was in the White House, he tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s doubling down on that same agenda by calling to get rid of it without having a replacement plan once again.
Economy Nikki Haley supported Donald Trump’s 2017 tax scam — which rigged the economy for big corporations and the ultra-wealthy while leaving the middle class behind. Trump proposed expanding his extremely unpopular 2017 tax scam in a move that would once again cater to the ultra-rich and add to the deficit in the process.
Democracy After saying she would never campaign for election deniers, flip-flopping Haley went on the trail for notorious election deniers like Don Bolduc, Adam Laxalt, and Ted Budd. She even endorsed Senator Mike Lee, who worked to keep Trump in office after he had lost the 2020 election. Donald Trump is dedicated to spreading baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election – which he lost by seven million votes. From 2016, to the present, Donald Trump has made undermining our elections a key part of his platform.

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