Whereas former President Donald J. Trump enlists a number of former rivals to assist him ship a closing argument to New Hampshire main voters, Nikki Haley, his final remaining Republican opponent, has approached a special form of bench: Decide Judy.
Television’s best known judge, whose actual identify is Judith Sheindlin, waded into the race on Sunday when she campaigned for Ms. Haley at rally in Exeter, N.H., albeit minus her trademark gavel and gown.
It was a uncommon foray into presidential politics for Ms. Sheindlin, who advised CNN on Sunday that Ms. Haley had made an robust impression on her.
She identified that she was not supporting Ms. Haley, the previous South Carolina governor and Mr. Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, just because she was a lady.
“I might assist her if she had been a frog,” mentioned Ms. Sheindlin, who supported Michael R. Bloomberg, the previous New York Metropolis mayor, in his unsuccessful run within the 2020 Democratic main.
Ms. Sheindlin averted attacking Mr. Trump, the Republican front-runner, however she mentioned he had too many distractions together with his legal and civil circumstances to deal with governing.
The tv star argued that Mr. Trump and President Biden’s ages had been catching up with them and that “they wouldn’t know a Houthi from a salami,” referring to the Iranian-backed militia in energy in Yemen and a deli meat.
She mentioned that even she — at 81, the identical age as Mr. Biden — hasn’t been capable of flip again time.
“I would like a nap within the afternoon,” mentioned Ms. Sheindlin. “So does Joe Biden, in all probability two.”