Nikki Haley Tells Trump 'You Shouldn't Take These Things Personally'

Haley made a veiled comment about Trump during her SOTU response.

ByABC News
January 13, 2016, 6:35 PM

—Gaston, SC -- Gov. Nikki Haley has a message for Donald Trump after making a veiled swipe at him during the response to President Obama's last State of the Union address: “You shouldn’t take these things personally.”

Trump reportedly came out swinging against Haley Wednesday, attacking her on immigration and saying he wasn't worried about alienating her.

The South Carolina governor said she considers Trump a friend but noted that her other friends “don’t throw stones” over political disagreements, she told ABC News' Jonathan Karl.

“What I say about my other friends who are running for president, they don’t throw stones,” she said. “So what I would say to Mr. Trump is don’t take it personally. This is just something that we learned in South Carolina that I’m passing along. Take it if you want, take if you don’t but I think our country would be better if you take it.”

During her speech, Haley asked the American public to resist following the "angriest voices," but did not refer to Trump by name.

Asked by Karl what makes Trump “one of the angriest voices,” Haley pointed to his call for a temporary ban on all Muslims coming to the US.

“The one that got me I think was when he started saying ban all Muslims,” she said. “When you’ve got immigrants that are coming here legally, we’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let’s not start that now."