Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to Nikki Haley’s speech after President Obama’s State of the Union address, arguing that Americans should be angry about what was happening in their country.
“People are angry and why shouldn’t they be angry?” Trump said during an interview on the Howie Carr show on WRKO in Boston.
Trump cited the insecure Syrian refugee program, skyrocketing premiums under Obamacare, as well as an insecure border and a weakened military as reasons why so many Americans were angry.
“You do have anger and you have unbelievable people that are angry. You have good people, you have kind people – kind hearted people – that are angry,” Trump told Carr. “And who wouldn’t be? If you’re intelligent you have to be angry at the way the country is run.”
Haley argued in her speech that Americans should resist the “siren call of the angriest voices.”
Trump called Haley weak on illegal immigration which wasn’t good for her – if she wanted to serve as a Vice Presidential candidate.
“I’m not happy with her about that,” Trump said, referring to her position on illegal immigration.