Nikki Haley After Blowout Loss In South Carolina: ‘I’m Not Giving Up This Fight’
Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, during an election night watch party in Charleston, South Carolina, US, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, according to AP, delivering a blow to rival Nikki Haley in her home state as the former president continues his sweep of the 2024 nominating contests.
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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared that she was staying in the Republican Party presidential primary after getting trounced in her home state of South Carolina on Saturday night.

With 99% of the votes counted in South Carolina as of early Sunday morning, former President Donald Trump led 59.8% to 39.5% over Haley, making it the fourth state in a row that he has won.

“It seems like our country is falling apart. But here’s the thing. America will come apart if we make the wrong choices. This has never been about me or my political future. We need to beat Joe Biden in November,” Haley told a group of supporters after the primary results were announced. “I don’t believe Donald Trump can beat Joe Biden. Nearly every day, Trump drives people away including with his comments just yesterday. Today in South Carolina, we’re getting around 40% of the vote. That’s about what we got New Hampshire, too.”

“I said earlier this week that no matter what happens in South Carolina, I would continue to run for office. I’m a woman of my word,” Haley later added. “I’m not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. South Carolina has spoken. We’re the fourth state to do so. In the next 10 days, another 21 states and territories will speak. They have the right to a real choice. Not a Soviet-style election with only one candidate. And I have a duty to give them that choice.”

“We can’t afford four more years of Biden’s failures or Trump’s lack of focus,” she continued. “We’re at 34 trillion in debt and counting. Not even a third of our eighth graders are proficient in reading. Families can’t afford groceries. Nine million illegals have come to our border with enough fentanyl to kill every single American. And beyond our borders, the world is on fire. War is spreading further every day. If we aren’t strong, those wars will draw America further in. And it’s not just about policies. We won’t get out of our downward spiral if we keep obsessing over the past. Does anyone seriously think Joe Biden or Donald Trump will unite our country to solve our problems?”

She announced that she would hit the road on Sunday to campaign in Michigan and that she would be going to Super Tuesday states the rest of the week.



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