Nikki Haley needles Donald Trump in surprise ‘SNL’ cameo

“Oh my God! It’s her, the woman who was in charge of security on January 6th. It’s Pelosi,” Trump said

Nikki Haley needles Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) in surprise ‘SNL’ cameo. — X/@NikkiHaley

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley appeared in a “Saturday Night Live (SNL)” skit as a South Carolina voter, asking questions of Donald Trump portrayed by James Austin Johnson at a CNN town hall.

The skit featured comedians portraying Gayle King and Charles Barkley, hosts of CNN’s King Charles, moderating by Johnson portraying Trump’s propensity to mix political rhetoric with pop culture stream of consciousness, the Deadline reported.

Haley, who has stepped up her attacks on Trump following the New Hampshire primary, drew loud applause from the “SNL” audience as she appeared in the town hall audience to ask him a question.

“Why won’t you debate Nikki Haley?” she asked Trump.

Johnson, as Trump, replied, “Oh my God! It’s her, the woman who was in charge of security on January 6th. It’s Pelosi.”

That was a dig at a real Trump gaffe several weeks ago where he mistook Haley for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which his rival has suggested is a sign that, at 77, he’s not quite with it.

In the skit, she asked him, “Are you doing OK, Donald? You might need a mental competency test.”

“You know what I did. I took the test and I aced it,” Johnson’s Trump said. “Perfect score. They said I was 100% mental and because I am a man. That’s why a woman never should run our economy. Women are terrible with money. In fact, a woman I know recently asked me for $83.3 million.”

Haley said, “And you spent $50 million in your own legal fees. Do you need to borrow some money?” That was a reference to reports this week that Trump’s political action committees have shelled out that much to pay his mounting legal bills.

Trump responded, “Oh, Nikki, don’t do this. Nikki. Nikki. … Nikki don’t lose that number… Nikki Haley Joel Osment. Nikki Haley Joel Osment we call her. Sixth Sense. Remember that. I see dead people.”

Then Haley interjected, “That’s what voters will say if they see you and Joe on the ballot.”

Haley is a strong contender for the nomination due to Trump’s dominance in the next primary states, with her trailing in South Carolina’s polls, which holds its Republican primary on February 24.

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