Nikki Haley called Donald Trump her “worst enemy” during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
With the Republican presidential primary down to just two candidates, Haley has endured much of Trump’s anger in recent weeks.
But the former South Carolina governor told “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker that he thinks the former president’s outburst only proves how unfit he is for a second term as president.
“I laugh every time I see one of his tweets, every time I see him rage, because I know Donald Trump so well,” said Haley, who served as a UN ambassador for two years.
“When he feels unsafe, he starts slurring, he starts ranting, he starts flailing his arms and he starts getting upset.”
“When he feels threatened, he starts throwing all kinds of things out there,” he continued. “I always tell him he is his own worst enemy. He’s proven it now.”
Recently, Trump’s attacks on Haley have become increasingly racist. He resorted to mocking Haley by her nickname, Nimarata, and declaring that she was unqualified to serve as the daughter of Indian immigrants. (Haley was born in South Carolina, making her eligible to be president.)Haley, seen here hosting a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Jan. 24, blasted Trump as “unsafe” on “Meet the Press” this weekend.
Elsewhere in the interview, Haley also said she thought Trump’s lack of calm in the courtroom was concerning.
After Trump blasted the New York grand jury’s $83.3 million defamation decision last week, Haley said the American public could “see that he was really disturbed; they saw that he was making harsh words about how he was a victim, and I don’t think we need strong leaders to be like that.”
“These court cases will continue to happen. “One by one, we will continue to see him in the courtroom and we will see him come out and do press conferences,” he said. “That’s not what you want in a president, but more than that, we don’t want Russia to see it, we don’t want China to see it, and we don’t want Iran to see it.”
In addition to his personal attacks on Haley, Trump also attempted to strong-arm his potential donors.
On Wednesday in a Truth Social post, he said anyone who donated money to his opponents would be “banned from the MAGA camp.”
Haley called the warnings “absolutely irresistible” during an interview on Fox News on Friday and her campaign later announced that it had received a $1 million donation following Trump’s threat.
Watch Haley’s full interview on “Meet the Press” below: