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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Fox: Trump's Swampy Scheme Blows Up in His Face

January 26, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today on Fox News, Nikki Haley called out Donald Trump for trying to strong-arm Republican power brokers into denying voters a say in the Republican presidential primary. It blew up in Trump's face when RNC members and voters all across America decried the swampy scheme. He and his supporters were forced to backtrack.

Over the past three days, Trump threw a temper tantrum on primary night, threatened to bar all people who support Haley from the "MAGA camp," and tried to bully his way to the nomination. How did hardworking Americans respond? They donated $2.6 million to Haley's campaign in the 48 hours after New Hampshire polls closed.

On Trump's unhinged meltdowns…

"Then he goes and says that he's going to ban anyone from MAGA that donates to me. Think about that. That's a president who's supposed to serve every person in America and you're deciding that you're going to have a club and actually ban people from being in and out of your club? And then he goes and encourages the members of the RNC and tries to push them into saying that he's the nominee in the race. I mean they got so much pushback that he had to backtrack from it. I mean he's totally unhinged, but at the end of the day our focus is still on the American people."

On Trump's failed attempt to rig the primary…

"Well, it was his people that pushed it forward. I know how much he's pushed on Ronna. Ronna has made that very clear that he was pushing her to stop debates all this time. And so he pushes them to do things. And I think they got some major blowback. And that's why he had to walk it back. I mean, look, you can't bully your way through this process. He has 32 electoral delegates. I have 17. You have to have 1,215. There's a long way to go in this race. And we're prepared to do that. We have a country to save and I think we've got a lot of solutions and we don't need to talk about how you push through an election. We need to talk about what you're going to do for the American people because right now the country's in disarray, the world is on fire, and we can't handle four more years of this chaos."

On her growing support…

"Look at the fact that just yesterday, since Trump said he was going to ban people who supported me and not MAGA, we raised $1.6 million since he said that. I mean, you look at, we raised a million dollars from the time of the speech to the next morning. We're going to keep raising money because people like what we have to say. Republicans, moderates, independents, and even Reagan Democrats like what we have to say. They don't want to keep going into these extremes. They don't want to sit there and talk about Joe Biden and Donald Trump and their issues. They want to talk about the American people and the issues that American people face. That's what I'm talking about. It's a solution for them. We're going to fight for them and we're going to win for them."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on Fox: Trump's Swampy Scheme Blows Up in His Face Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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