Nikki Haley at Republican convention: ‘Joe Biden is good for Iran and ISIS’

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The former U.N. ambassador praised the president's 'record of strength and success'

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Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley suggested in remarks at the Republican National Convention on Monday night that electing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November would benefit Iran and other American adversaries. 

Pointing to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Haley claimed that the former vice president “has a record of weakness and failure.” Biden and former President Barack Obama, the former Trump administration official suggested, “let Iran get away with murder” and “literally sent [Iran] a plane full of cash.” 

Haley proclaimed that, “Joe Biden is good for Iran and ISIS… and he’s a godsend to everyone who wants America to apologize, abstain, and abandon our values.” 

The former ambassador also reminded viewers that the Obama administration, in abstaining from UNSCR 2334, “led the United Nations to denounce our friend and ally, Israel.” Haley said that in contrast, President Donald Trump moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and directed her to veto a U.N. resolution condemning the move. “This president has a record of strength and success,” she stressed. 

Echoing a statement by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday, Haley suggested that a Biden-Harris administration “would be much, much worse” than the Obama administration. “Last time, Joe’s boss was Obama. This time, it would be [Nancy] Pelosi, [Sen. Bernie] Sanders and the Squad,” Haley said. “Their vision for America is socialism. And we know that socialism has failed everywhere.”

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