Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's presidential campaign is releasing a three-minute TV ad ahead of the New Hampshire primary.Regarding his handling of the US relationship with North Korea and hostage Otto Warmbier. Warmbier's mother, Cindy Warmbier, testifies in the ad.
American college studentHe was taken hostage by North Korea in 2016. After long and difficult negotiations between the regime and the United States, Warmbier was released after falling into a vegetative state, and died soon after his release.
The ad features a speech by Warmbier's mother when Haley launched her campaign in February 2023.
“When we were asking the Obama administration for help, they told us to keep calm and be patient,” Warmbier says in the ad. “Nikki told us the opposite, and now it's okay for me to be scared, but I had to push through the fear.”
Warmbier's mother praised Haley, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration while her son's release was being negotiated, and thanked her for her support through the negotiation process.
“I tell you about her strength, her kindness and her belief that every human being is worth fighting for,” Cindy Warmbier says in the ad. “I will tell you that Nikki didn't help me because that was her job. She did it as a mom, a friend and a fighter who made my fight her own.”
Haley's presidential campaign has a grieving mother story to remind voters.To North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“Donald Trump was instrumental in bringing Otto's body home and holding North Korea accountable, but he changed his tune when he “fell in love” with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un,” Haley's presidential campaign said in a statement.
In 2019, Trump said he did not blame Kim for the death of Otto Warmbier, sparking outrage.
“Some bad things happened to Otto, some very bad things. But [Kim] He tells me he doesn't know about it and I take him at his word.
The release of the ad represents another attack on TrumpHe's heading straight into what he calls Trump's “two-person race” to close the gap on New Hampshire's primary.