Nikki Haley hits Trump on mental fitness after he baffles her with Pelosi in NH: Live updates

Candidates made a final push around New Hampshire on Saturday as the Tuesday Granite State primary approaches

Former President Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner, is battling former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Rep. Dean Phillips, of Minnesota, is competing with author and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson

President Joe Biden will not officially appear on the ballot, but a write-in campaign is being waged for him.

Trump and Haley took aim at one another in competing rallies Saturday as their battle for New Hampshire intensified.

Haley’s message was simple: Trump is a liar. Meanwhile, Trump hit Haley by inviting special guests to the stage in Manchester: South Carolina lawmakers who criticized their former governor, Haley.

“Almost every politician in South Carolina is endorsing me,” Trump said.

Haley said Trump and his allies were lying about everything from her foreign policy positions to her proposals for Social Security. “If you got to lie to win, you don’t deserve to win,” said Haley at an event in Nashua. “Let me explain it to you. Because he's going to lie about me. I'm going to tell you the truth about him.”

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley criticized former President Donald Trump after he confused her with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., when discussing the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack at his rally Friday night in Concord, New Hampshire.

Trump had repeatedly claimed falsely that then-House Speaker Pelosi rejected his request of having 10,000 National Guard troops be deployed before Jan. 6, 2021. The name mix up occurred as Trump was criticizing Haley.

“Nikki Haley, you know they, do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it. All of it because of lots of things like Nikki Haley is in charge of security. We offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, National Guard, whatever they want. They turned it down. They don’t want to talk about that. These are very dishonest people,” Trump said.

Haley hit back at Trump’s remarks during a campaign stop in New Hampshire Saturday. 

“He was on a temper tantrum about me, which is fine he does that often, but he went on and talked about how I kept the police from going into the Capitol on Jan. 6, went on and repeated that I didn’t do anything to secure the Capitol,” Haley said. “Let’s be clear. I wasn’t in the Capitol on Jan. 6. I wasn’t in office on January 6th. He mentioned it three times. He got confused."