Two States of the Union, One Target: Donald Trump White House Praises Nikki Haley After She Targeted Donald Trump "The Obama administration appears pleased by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s response to the president’s State of the Union address – especially after she urged her party to avoid the harsh tone of presidential candidate Donald Trump." Trump looms behind both Obama and Haley speeches "Donald Trump was not in the room during U.S. President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, but the Republican presidential front-runner was a looming presence nonetheless. Both Obama’s speech on Tuesday and, for that matter, the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, took pains to rebuke Trump, the real estate billionaire whose red-hot rhetoric has endeared him to some and dismayed others in the campaign for the Nov. 8 presidential election...." I'm thinking this amounts to free media exposure for Trump who will certainly make hay with it. "Both sides" are fearful of the populist movement arising with Trump. I'm thinking there may be a serious shake-up of the 'establishment' in the making and "both sides" are getting desperate to squelch it.