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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Campaign Trolls Trump with Groundhog Day Attack on Biden Rematch 'No One Wants'

February 02, 2024

By: Ryan King
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Here we go again.

That's the theme Nikki Haley's campaign pushed this Groundhog Day — bashing former President Donald Trump and President Biden as a "rematch no one wants."

Haley's team cut a brief spot showing actor Bill Murray smashing his alarm clock out of frustration in the iconic 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day," comparing him to the American people.

"Americans are waking up on Groundhog Day feeling like Bill Murray's Phil Connors in the iconic movie of the same name," the campaign said.

"Like Connors who is forced to relive Groundhog Day over and over again, Americans want to smash their alarm clocks and dunk their toasters in the bathtub thinking about a Trump-Biden rematch and all the chaos and pettiness it will bring."

Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas told The Post that "Nikki Haley offers a better choice. She will be a strong president focused on fixing America's problems and a leader we can be proud of."

Around 67% of Americans indicated they were "tired of seeing the same candidates in presidential elections and want someone new," according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

In that same poll, Trump bested Biden 40% to 34%.

Trump is the overwhelming favorite to become the GOP standard bearer for the Nov. 5 election.

The 77-year-old former president handily defeated Haley in both Iowa and New Hampshire by double digits.

Trump has secured 32 delegates to Haley's 17. Polls show him with a yawning lead both nationally and in Haley's lightly surveyed home state of South Carolina.

Haley has been barnstorming the Palmetto State, where she served as governor from 2011 to 2017, ahead of the Feb. 24 contest. She is hoping to pick up momentum against him there.

In a recent Washington Post/ Monmouth University poll, Trump nabbed 58% support in South Carolina, compared to Haley's 32%.

The 52-year-old has insisted that the race is "just getting started" and emphasized that she is the last major challenger to Trump still left standing.

Trump's campaign shrugged off Haley's broadsides against the 45th president.

"Nikki Haley is a stone cold loser who is becoming more irrelevant by the day," Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told The Post.

"The more people get to know her and her Democrat ties, the more they despise her for being a fraud. It's clear she just simply does not have what it takes or the fortitude to stand up to Crooked Joe Biden."

On Thursday, Trump's campaign held an event featuring a slew of South Carolina Republicans who endorsed him over Haley, touting his grip on the party.

Ahead of the showdown in South Carolina, Haley has tempered expectations, arguing that she doesn't have to win her home turf, but rather just has to "show that we're competitive."

Haley's campaign had $14 million cash on hand by the end of last year as her Super PAC dries up, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Trump's campaign had more than $33 million cash on hand.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley Campaign Trolls Trump with Groundhog Day Attack on Biden Rematch 'No One Wants' Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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