Haley Says She Will Defeat Trump For GOP Nomination

Haley Says She Will Defeat Trump For GOP Nomination

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley stated during a CNN interview that she is confident she will “beat” Donald Trump and secure the Republican nomination later this year, despite being down in every poll by a significant amount.

“So obviously, you’re running in South Carolina, and you’ve told me that you plan to be around. Well, obviously, you want to be the nominee and then the president, but you’re going to be around at least until Super Tuesday,” host Jake Tapper said. “If the unthinkable happens in your view and you do not win, will it be difficult to support Trump as the Republican Party’s nominee, given what you think about him quite obviously?”

“Well, first, I think that you need to know that I am going to beat President Trump. But you should ask him if it’ll be difficult for him to support me?” Haley said in response.

“He didn’t sign the GOP pledge in 2016. I don’t think — and he certainly [is] not signing it now. So I am I’m sure he would say no. But I guess you’re not going to commit to voting for him if he becomes the nominee?” Tapper asked.

Haley said: “What I’m saying is what I said from the very beginning when there were 14 candidates on the stage, that any one of the 14 would be better than Joe Biden.”

At the same time, an increasing number of prominent conservatives are urging Haley, who is also a former South Carolina governor, to abandon what seems to be an unattainable quest for the 2024 GOP nomination and rally behind Trump.

The calls come after she went 0-4 in the first series of primaries, and she is significantly behind Trump in her home state of South Carolina.

“A group of 12 prominent conservatives, including a former governor, media executives, and a former U.S. attorney general,” are calling on her to quit the race, the Washington Examiner reported, though she is continuing to raise money and has vowed to stay in the race until the end.

“While you have waged a spirited campaign for the 2024 Republican Party nomination, it is clear you cannot win the GOP nomination,” a letter to her reads. “We applaud your efforts, but your candidacy is over.”

The group went on to accuse her of harming the GOP by staying in the race.


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