Republican debate: Nikki Haley’s campaign says she misspoke over ‘ban the wall’ remark

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley‘s campaign attempted to clean up comments she made on the U.S. southern border wall during a one-on-one debate with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) Wednesday night.

“What we need to do is not just ban a wall; we need to put 25,000 Border Patrol and ICE agents on the ground and let them do their job,” Haley said when asked about attacks from DeSantis and former President Donald Trump over her past comments on illegal immigration.

The comments garnered some pushback on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Haley: What we need to do is not just ban a wall

— Acyn (@Acyn) January 11, 2024

But when the Washington Examiner reached out to her campaign, a spokeswoman said, “She meant ‘build a wall’ not ban.”

The Trump campaign has repeatedly hounded the
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