WATCH: Haley Hammers Ramaswamy on Foreign Policy: 'You Have No Foreign Policy Experience And It Shows'

August 24, 2023

Former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley scolded Vivek Ramaswamy during Wednesday's Republican debate for pledging to withdraw American support for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, moves that Haley said would make America less safe.

"You have no foreign policy experience and it shows," Haley said.

"You want to go and defund Israel. You want to give Taiwan to China, you want to go and give Ukraine to Russia," the former United Nations ambassador added. "Under your watch, you will make America less safe."

Ramaswamy made headlines in the days leading up to the debate for promising to isolate the United States from long-standing American allies if he becomes president. He told the Washington Free Beacon he would end military funding for Israel in 2028, anticipating the nation would no longer be dependent on U.S. aid at that time.

The businessman said he would allow China to seize Taiwan if the United States were no longer reliant on the island nation for the supply of semiconductors. Ramaswamy also pledged to end the "disastrous" decision to fund Ukraine's efforts to defend itself from Russian invasion.

In response to Haley's attacks, Ramaswamy said Israel would no longer need American support after he expands the Abraham Accords and partners with Israel to "make sure Iran never is nuclear-armed."

Ramaswamy then suggested America could learn a thing or two about national defense from Israel's Iron Dome, a missile defense system for which American taxpayers provided $1.6 billion to help produce and maintain.

"You know what I love about Israel?" Ramaswamy said. "I love their border policies. I love their tough-on-crime policies. I love that they have a national identity and an Iron Dome to protect their homeland."