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Gov. Nikki Haley Wishes Donald Trump Didn't Sound Like Dylan Roof

the SC governor went as far as comparing his "divisive rhetoric" to the mass murderer, Dylan Roof.
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South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley, has never been fond of Trump's belligerent style of talking. Back in January, she told NBC's The Today Show that Trump, "has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk."

In an interview on Thursday, she reiterated her feelings about Trump and went as far as comparing his "divisive rhetoric" to the mass murderer, Dylan Roof, who killed nine black parishioners at historic Emanuel AME Church.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she wishes Donald Trump communicated differently because bad things result from divisive rhetoric, as evidenced by last June's massacre in Charleston.

The Republican governor said divisive speech motivated Dylann Roof to gun down nine black parishioners at historic Emanuel AME Church. Police have said the white 22-year-old charged with their killings wanted to start a race war.

The Confederate flag that Roof was seen brandishing in photos had to be removed from the Statehouse grounds, she said, and she supports sending the rebel flag in The Citadel's chapel to a museum too. But she opposes renaming buildings or monuments associated with the state's racist past.

Haley, who endorsed then-candidate Marco Rubio ahead of South Carolina's primary, said she has vocally criticized Trump because "I know what that rhetoric can do. I saw it happen."

That's as scathing a critique as anyone can make, even Democrats, against the tone and vitriol Trump slings every day.


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