Watch: Nikki Haley Criticized for Failing to Mention Slavery When Asked, ‘What Was The Cause Of The U.S. Civil War?’

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Conservatives and Democrats alike seized on Republican presidential contender asserting she didn’t know her history or was just plain dumb.

Neocon Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley was criticized after she failed to list slavery as a cause of the American Civil War.

The former governor of South Carolina was accused of purposely omitting the subject when asked point blank by a voter to name the cause of the conflict between the Northern and Southern states in the 1860s.

“I think the cause of the Civil War was basically how government was going to run,” she responded. “The freedoms and what people could and couldn’t do.”

“I think it always comes down to the role of government and what the rights of the people are,” Haley continued. “And I will always stand by the fact that I think government was intended to secure the rights and freedoms of the people.”

Haley went on to add that two issues that sparked the Civil War were the battle for freedom and the First Amendment.

“It was never meant to be all things to all people,” Haley continued. “Government doesn’t need to tell you how to live your life. They don’t need to tell you what you can and can’t do. They don’t need to be a part of your life. They need to make sure that you have freedom.”

“We need to have capitalism. We need to have economic freedom. We need to make sure that we do all things so that individuals have the liberties so that they can have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to do or be anything they want to be without government getting in the way.”

Stunning moment: At a town hall in Berlin, N.H., Nikki Haley was asked by a voter what was the cause of the Civil War. She said the war was about government interfering in people’s freedoms. The voter then called her out for not mentioning slavery. pic.twitter.com/mlrelkOgmJ

— Meryl Kornfield (@MerylKornfield) December 28, 2023

The man who asked the question claimed he was “astonished” Haley responded “without mentioning the word slavery.”

“What do you want me to say about slavery?” Haley asked, adding, “Next question.”

Despite the GOP candidate’s response speaking to the nuance and overall themes behind the Civil War, conservatives (Trump and Ron DeSantis supporters) and Democrats alike seized on the Republican presidential candidate asserting she didn’t know her history or was just plain dumb.

You know who wouldn’t have babbled gibberish in talking about American history? Ron DeSantis.

The donors sure can pick ’em.

CBS: ‘Nikki Haley fails to mention slavery when asked about cause of Civil War: “What do you want me to say about slavery?”‘https://t.co/6hdB0JPMAv

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 28, 2023

Nikki Haley has a black son in law, she lives in South Carolina, and she still doesn’t know what the cause of the Civil War was.

I’m sure her family dinners are interesting.

Imagine being this dumb. https://t.co/2ShD6EChKb

— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) December 28, 2023

Nikki Haley’s Civil War flub shows us yet again why she’s not ready for prime time. Instead of giving an honest answer, she spewed meaningless platitudes – a pattern for her, because she doesn’t have core beliefs.

🧵 THREAD: Here are 17 cringe-worthy moments that remind us why… pic.twitter.com/4rXGKihOBw

— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) December 28, 2023

Democrats were distraught Haley didn’t honor their premier cause célèbre.

“It was about slavery,” Joe Biden babbled from his rocking chair.

It was about slavery. https://t.co/q9bTDvtPne

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 28, 2023

When Haley refused to say that the root cause of the Civil War, it pulled back the curtain a bit on an ugly truth: the American south has successfully waged a campaign to obfuscate history for over 100 years, to the point where they use their own supply. 1/n https://t.co/gB6mktQo5H

— Brynn Tannehill (@BrynnTannehill) December 28, 2023

Meanwhile, CNN and Fox News tried to save face for the Republican contender who they hope can defeat Donald Trump, blaming the voter of being a Democrat plant intent on stumping her.

If any other candidate refused to say “slavery” and glorified the Civil War this way, CNN would have declared a national racism emergency.

But because DC elites are so desperate for Nikki Haley, watch CNN blame the voter for asking, then say her imperfect answer doesn’t matter: https://t.co/fgnoruuO3u

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 28, 2023

Literally everyone: Nikki Haley screwed up with her answer to the Civil War and Slavery question.

Fox News: Actually, She handled that question quite well.

🤡 pic.twitter.com/JWiU82Pliz

— Unfiltered☢Boss (@Unfilteredboss1) December 28, 2023

Later appearing on CNN to refine her statement, Haley remarked, “Of course the Civil War was about slavery … But it was also more than that. It was about the freedoms of every individual. It was about the role of government.”

“Of course the Civil War was about slavery … But it was also more than that. It was about the freedoms of every individual. It was about the role of government.”

— 2024 GOP candidate Nikki Haley tries to clarify her recent comments about the cause of the U.S. Civil War pic.twitter.com/lgWZkRFZpY

— The Recount (@therecount) December 28, 2023

Footage from 2010 shows Haley has previously side-stepped the issue of slavery as a cause of the Civil War.

FLASHBACK: During a 2010 interview with neo-Confederates, Nikki Haley avoided saying the the Civil War was fought over slavery and instead implied the South was “fighting for tradition” while the Union was “fighting for change.” pic.twitter.com/66be5iiw1y

— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) December 28, 2023

Trump recently quashed rumors he was considering Haley as a VP pick in a statement on Truth Social on Tuesday referring to her as “Birdbrain.”

All those people who said Trump was about to pick Nikki Haley were just as flat wrong as they were about when they said DeSantis could beat Trump

Maybe you guys should just quit politics pic.twitter.com/IgwzuqSCMy

— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 27, 2023

It remains to be seen whether Haley’s campaign can weather the firestorm she triggered that’s dividing people on the right and enraging Democrat voters.

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