This may be the most bizarre, confusing statement to ever come from a political candidate.
In response to Vivek Ramaswamy calling her “Dick Cheney in 3-inch heels,” Haley said her heels aren’t a fashion statement.
Her heels are “ammunition.”
“Vivek, I wear heels. They’re not for a fashion statement— they’re for ammunition,” Haley posted.
Vivek, I wear heels. They're not for a fashion statement— they're for ammunition.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) November 9, 2023
Does anyone have an answer for what that statement possibly means?
Watch Ramaswamy’s comments:
— ElectionMuse (@ElectionMuse) November 9, 2023
“They’re not 3-inch heels, they’re 5-inch. And when I wear heels, they’re not a fashion statement, they’re for ammunition,” Haley responded, according to CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson.
Haley: They're not 3-inch heels, they're 5-inch. And when I wear heels, they're not a fashion statement, they're for ammunition
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) November 9, 2023
From The Hill:
Ramaswamy took aim at Haley during Wednesday’s 2024 Republican presidential debate in Miami following a question from moderator Lester Holt about what the entrepreneur would tell Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid the country’s war with Hamas. Taking a swipe at Haley, Ramaswamy said, “She becomes a military contractor. She joins the board of Boeing … and is now a multimillionaire.”
“I think that that’s wrong when Republicans do it or Democrats do it.”
“Do you want a leader from a different generation who’s going to put this country first, or do you want Dick Cheney in three-inch heels?”
“We’ve got two of them onstage tonight,” Ramaswamy said, as the audience could be heard raising their voices.
Haley later shot back at Ramaswamy, “I’d first like to say, they’re five-inch heels — and I don’t wear them unless you can run in them.”
“We’ve got two of you onstage!” Ramaswamy repeated, an apparent dig at fellow 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis. Fashion critics have questioned whether a pair of cowboy boots worn recently by Florida’s governor had height-increasing inserts or heels on them.
Social media users tried to interpret what Haley’s response meant:
— Chaya Raichik (@ChayaRaichik10) November 9, 2023
Are you the person who threw the shoe at George W. Bush?
— Joey Mannarino (@JoeyMannarinoUS) November 9, 2023
so ur gonna shoot ur heels at brown kids in the middle east?
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) November 9, 2023
What the fuck does that even mean?
You're literally the GOPs reincarnation of Hillary Clinton.
— Feni𝕏 Ammunition (@FenixAmmunition) November 9, 2023
This reminds me of when @HillaryClinton said “Pokémon GO TO THE POLLS!”
This statement was on that same level of CRINGE. 🤡🤡🤡
— The Patriot Voice (@TPV_John) November 9, 2023
I’ve read this 10 times and have no idea what it means. pic.twitter.com/IlwXJkxWe9
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) November 9, 2023
This is the weirdest comment ever.
— TaraBull (@TaraBull808) November 9, 2023
Can anyone tell me what on earth this is supposed to mean?
What are heels for ammunition and why did she think this would be received as clever? https://t.co/JMnbL8EBDK
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 9, 2023
It's okay, at least you tried.
Wear that L with pride. https://t.co/OL3N3WWGMN
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) November 9, 2023
nikki please i’ve been trying to understand this for 12 hours https://t.co/mFi3cINZP7
— MJ (@morganisawizard) November 9, 2023
This makes even less sense than Nikki Haley’s foreign policy. https://t.co/nBitptIkyf
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 9, 2023
What gun shoots heels https://t.co/ZEQUuPkUvj
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 9, 2023
Did Lockheed design some special fire arm pumps for Nikki to reward her for years of loyal "service?" https://t.co/NL5lt4FxgE
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) November 9, 2023
For those who are still trying to decipher this:
She's saying that she sends her heels overseas to be thrown at poor brown children. https://t.co/d0RJfL2mbz
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) November 9, 2023
Please immediately suspend your campaign
—Sincerely, all Americans everywhere https://t.co/3RKjvszsLu
— William Wolfe 🇺🇸 (@William_E_Wolfe) November 9, 2023
— Libertarian Mama 🔔 (@LibertarianMama) November 9, 2023
Benny Johnson asked Ramaswamy about Haley’s befuddling heel comeback.
“This woman is literally so addicted to war,” Ramaswamy said.
“I’m not a third-world nation. So, I know you have a pension for bombing third-world nations, but I’m not one of those third-world nations,” he added.
.@VivekGRamaswamy roasts Nikki Haley over bizarre 'ammunition' heels line:
"This woman is literally so addicted to war… Nikki, I'm not a third-world nation. So, I know you have a pension for bombing third-world nations, but I'm not one of those third-world nations." pic.twitter.com/etBk6GFLUv
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 9, 2023