Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign took aim at President Biden and former President Trump’s ages in a new digital ad rolled out on Saturday.
The ad, titled “Grumpy Old Men Say What?” is the first video installment of the campaign’s “Grumpy Old Men” series against the two party front-runners.
The over two-minute long spot features video of Biden seemingly mumbling during speeches and video of Trump mixing up Haley for former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and confusing Sioux City, Iowa, for Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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The ad is the third part of the campaign, which launched earlier this week. The Hill was the first outlet to obtain the spot.
“Sixty percent of American families are living paycheck to paycheck, we’ve got an all-out crisis on the southern border, and wars blazing in Europe and the Middle East,” Haley’s national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said. “We need to know that our leaders are at the top of their game and these grumpy old men are not passing muster.”
“Nikki Haley is a new generational conservative leader with the strength, focus, and stamina to save our country,” she added.
Haley has been working to distinguish herself from Trump in the Republican primary as a newer face for the GOP, while using a similar strategy to contrast herself with Biden.
Polls show the tactic could be working against Biden in a general election scenario. A Quinnipiac University poll released this week showed Haley trouncing Biden in a general election matchup, 47 percent to 42 percent. The Hill’s Decision Desk HQ polling average shows Haley beating Biden by just over one point.
However, Haley faces a tougher primary race against Trump. The Hill’s Decision Desk HQ average shows Trump leading Haley nationally by 57 points.
The two will face off in less than a month in the South Carolina Republican primary. Trump is currently leading Haley by an average of 31 points in the state.