Nikki Haley’s campaign laughed off a “creepy” gift from former President Donald Trump’s campaign Sunday that played off his mean-boy “birdbrain” moniker for her.
In the wee hours of the morning, Trump’s team left a birdcage and some bird food outside Haley’s hotel room in Iowa — amplifying Trump’s dis of the woman he appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations in 2017.
When asked for comment by The Post, Haley’s campaign voiced bewilderment at the ordeal.
“This behavior is weird, creepy, and desperate from a former president feeling the pressure,” Betsy Ankney, Haley’s campaign manager, said in a statement. “It’s more proof that it’s time to leave the drama behind. America is better than this. Let’s go.”
Haley posted an image of the snide keepsake to X, formerly Twitter.
“After a day of campaigning, this is the message waiting for me outside my hotel room…” Haley wrote.
Trump turned up the snark at Haley days earlier on Truth Social.
“MAGA, or I, will never go for Birdbrain Nikki Haley,” Trump wrote in a post. “Birdbrain doesn’t have the TALENT or TEMPERAMENT to do the job. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
This comes as Haley appears to have gained ground in polling over recent weeks, notching third place in the 2024 Republican field in the latest RealClearPolitics aggregate.
In Simi Valley, Calif., last week during the GOP debate, Haley juxtaposed their approaches on China.
“This is where President Trump went wrong,” she argued. “He focused on trade with China. He didn’t focus on the fact that they were buying up our farmland. He didn’t focus on the fact that they were killing Americans.”
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