When the CBS show’s host, Margaret Brennan, asked whether Ms. Haley would “adhere to the premise that an attack on one is an attack on all” if elected president, Ms. Haley said, “Absolutely.”
“We do want NATO allies to pull their weight, but there are ways you can do that without sitting there and telling Russia, ‘Have your way with these countries,’” she said. “If you notice, Russia has never invaded a NATO country. They’ve invaded Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. They are actually very intimidated by NATO. NATO allows us to prevent war.”
In his rally on Saturday, Mr. Trump also insulted Ms. Haley directly, suggesting that her husband, Michael Haley, a major in the Army National Guard who is deployed to Djibouti, had left the country to avoid being with her.
“This isn’t personal about me and Michael,” Ms. Haley said in the interview on Sunday. “This is about what it says to every member who sacrifices for us. This is about what it says to every military family who sacrifices alongside of them. We can’t have someone who sits there and mocks our men and women who are trying to protect America.”
Ms. Brennan noted that, during his 2016 campaign, Mr. Trump mocked Senator John McCain for having been a prisoner of war and insulted the parents of a soldier killed in combat, but Ms. Haley nonetheless agreed to work for him as ambassador to the United Nations.