Nikki Haley Fails To Mention Slavery When Asked About Cause Of Civil War

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Nikki Haley failed to mention slavery in a response to a question about the cause of the Civil War during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday.

Haley was visiting Berlin, New Hampshire, when she was asked about the cause of the Civil War by an audience member, and the former United Nations ambassador responded by saying “the cause of the Civil War was basically how government was going to run,” according to a video of the exchange from Sky News. Haley then asked the attendee the same question and he replied that he wasn’t “running for president.” (RELATED: ‘You Guys Are Exhausting’: Nikki Haley Slams ABC Host Over Media’s ‘Obsession’ With Trump)

“I think it always comes down to the role of government and what the rights of the people are. And we will always stand by the fact that I think the government was intended to secure the rights and freedoms of the people,” Haley continued to explain. “It was never meant to be all things to all people. Government doesn’t need to tell you how to live your life. They don’t need to tell you what you can and can’t do. They don’t need to be a part of your life. They need to make sure that you have freedom.”

The attendee replied that it was “astonishing” that Haley had answered the question without discussing slavery.

“What do you want me to say about slavery,” Haley asked, to which the man replied that she had “answered his question.”

Haley’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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