Donald Trump shared a post on his Truth Social app Tuesday claiming that GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley is not eligible to serve as president because her parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of her birth.
The post that was shared by Trump is from the far-right website The Gateway Pundit. It reads: “In @Nikki Haley’s situation, reports indicate that her parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of her birth in 1972. Based on the Constitution as interpreted by @PaulIngrassia, this disqualifies Haley from presidential or vice-presidential candidacy under the 12th Amendment.”
According to an AP fact check, the latest claims about Haley are false.
“Haley is a natural-born U.S. citizen who is eligible to serve as president. The former ambassador to the United Nations was born on Jan. 20, 1972, in Bamberg, South Carolina, according to information on her official website when she was governor of the state,” the AP says.
“Haley is a legitimate candidate as defined by the Constitution, regardless of her parents’ citizenship status,” the AP report added. “Her birth in Bamberg makes her a natural-born citizen, one of three qualifications to hold the U.S. presidency.”
The other two being, be at least 35 years old and a U.S. resident for at least 14 years.