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Haley: Trump's language inappropriate

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley had kind words for almost every contender in the crowded Republican field except for billionaire Donald Trump.

In an interview that aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Mrs. Haley, a Republican in her first term, said Mr. Trump’s use of profanities on the stump would not go over well in her home state.

“That is not appropriate in South Carolina,” she said. “We will give all of our candidates respect, and we certainly expect our candidates to come in and give the people of South Carolina respect.”

Mr. Trump, who is weighing a run for the Republican presidential nomination, has peppered his public appearances with blunt, expletive-laced comments and criticism of the Obama administration.

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David Eldridge

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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