There are better ways to call someone old, Nikki Haley

Michael Arceneaux
4 min readMay 3

It is impolite to suggest that one might die in their second term, but the fear is there among the public.

Photo: @JoeBiden/Twitter

I can’t believe she said the man would die in his second term.

Last week, in an interview with Fox News, Nikki Haley said with certainty that if re-elected, President Joe Biden would die in office.

“He announced that he’s running again in 2024, and I think that we can all be very clear and say with a matter of fact that if you vote for Joe Biden you really are counting on a President Harris, because the idea that he would make it until 86 years old is not something that I think is likely,” Haley explained.

Say with a matter of fact?

I know Haley to be the former governor of South Carolina, ex-ambassador to the United Nations, and based on her political ideology, reportedly listed her race as “white” on her voter registration card (for reasons still unknown to this day), an occasional assimilationist.

I didn’t know she was capable of playing God, too.

This was not her first swing at Biden over his age. When Haley announced her presidential campaign, she framed it around the notion of a “new generation” of leadership taking the reins. And in her announcement speech, she suggested that politicians over 75 be required to take a mental competency test — an idea the First Lady Jill Biden slammed as “ridiculous.”

Now, after describing Joe Biden as old, over-the-hill and feeble-minded, Nikka Haley said he’s destined to die.

There are better ways of broaching the subject, Nimarata.

In response to Haley’s prediction of death, deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told NBC News, “As you know, we don’t directly respond to campaigns from here. But honestly, I forgot she was running.”

As far as retorts go, he might be old, but your campaign is the only thing dead around here ranks high.

Haley can’t say with certainty that Biden is going to die in the next five years. It was distasteful as much as it was dumb for her to say. I suppose some other Republican was bound to say it eventually, though.

Michael Arceneaux

New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”