Nikki to Trump: ‘That’s Ridiculous’

Nikki Haley

( – Adopting a position on a highly politicized issue prompted by Democratic-led legal attacks against former President Donald Trump, Nikki Haley strongly criticized the notion that former presidents are completely immune from prosecution for actions that did not lead to their impeachment and removal from office.

Haley’s critique directly addresses a central argument presented by Donald Trump’s legal team in their effort to have two of his indictments dismissed. Haley emphatically stated that the idea of blanket immunity for former presidents lacks in logic and practicality.

“That’s ridiculous. That’s absolutely ridiculous. I mean, we need to use some common sense here. You can’t go and kill a political rival and then claim immunity [as] a president. I think we have to start doing things that are right,” she added, indicating a need for a more sensible and principled approach to the issue.

Trump’s defense team argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals that his alleged efforts to remain in power after losing the 2020 election were part of his official presidential duties. This stance has stirred considerable debate and controversy.

Ron DeSantis, another prominent Republican and potential 2024 presidential candidate, expressed skepticism about the viability of Trump’s legal argument. DeSantis, who referred to the argument as “novel,” anticipates that the DC Circuit will rule against Trump.

“I think the DC Circuit is going to rule against Donald Trump on that issue. I’m not exactly sure what the outer limits are. I don’t think it’s necessarily been litigated. It’s not going to be an issue with me because I’m always gonna follow the Constitution,” he commented.

DeSantis further claimed his commitment to constitutional principles and the traditions of the presidential office, contrasting his approach with Trump’s apparent legal strategy. “We’re gonna uphold the best traditions of the office,” he declared.

DeSantis also predicted a challenging legal road ahead for Trump, foreseeing a trial in front of a jury that he perceives as biased: “[Trump’s] going to end up going to trial in front of a stacked left-wing DC jury of all Democrats.”