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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on America's Newsroom: Trump—It's All About Him

February 21, 2024

GREENVILLE, S.C. – This morning on Fox News' America's Newsroom Nikki Haley discussed Donald Trump's obsession with his own drama and why it's a problem for Republicans in the general election. Watch the video here.

On Trumps legal battles…

"What I see myself is making sure that we as Republicans do everything we can to win. Look, he's already had, I think, three verdicts against him now, over half a billion dollars he's going to have to pay. All he talks about is these court cases. He's not talking about the American people. And it's a problem. He's going to be in court March, April, May, and June, by his own words. He's going to be spending more time in a courtroom than he will on the campaign trail. That is not how Republicans win.

"We can't win if Donald Trump is the nominee. I will say this until my last breath. It is not about who wins the primary. It's about who wins the general election. We can't change this country if we don't win. And poll after poll shows he can't win, but also all he does is he's completely distracted about himself and these court cases and revenge and all that goes with that. We can't win that way and that's what I'm most concerned about."

On Republicans winning again…

"That's what I've always tried to say is look let's get somebody who can win. When I defeat Biden by double digits, when I win swing states over Biden, that's how you win a general election. You don't win a general election sitting in a courtroom. You don't win a general election where you're taking the side of Putin over our allies who stood next to us at 9/11.

"You don't win an election by mocking military members. You don't win an election by refusing to debate. You don't win an election by calling people names. That's not going to work. You win an election by touching hands, answering questions, and guess what, making it about the American people and not about yourself. It is the problem Donald Trump has. It's the problem Joe Biden has. It's the reason over 70 percent of Americans don't want Trump or Biden."

On Trump's obsession with himself…

"It's all about him. It's been the problem with Donald Trump. He is obsessed with himself. And now with these court cases, and I don't blame him, you owe half a billion dollars. That's a pretty big tab that you've got to pay that he's going to have to focus on that. I'm focused on the American people. That's what we need to do. Joe Biden is not going to be the nominee. I would make any bets about that. The party that gets rid of their 80-year-old candidate is the party that's going to win."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on America's Newsroom: Trump—It's All About Him Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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