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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on The Lead: Donald Trump Loses

February 22, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Today, Nikki Haley sat down with Jake Tapper to discuss Donald Trump's losing record and keeping the success story of NATO alive.

On Trump running the Republican Party into the ground…

"Well, the dynamic is the fact that with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican Party, we lost elections in 2018, we lost them in 2020, we lost them in 2022. You look last week, we lost a bill on Mayorkas, we lost a vote on Israel, the RNC chair lost her job, and Donald Trump had his fingerprints all over it. And the reality is, we need to start saying, what do we need to do to get bigger margins so it's not about whether a speaker is going to lose his race? And a Marquette poll came out today. And again, Trump and Biden are margin of error. I defeat Joe Biden by 18 points in that Marquette poll. That's bigger than the presidency. That's House. That's Senate. That's governorships. That's everything. And when you go in with a mandate of double digits, that's when work gets done. That's what we need to do. We've got primaries right now. And I tell everybody, in a general election, you're given a choice. In a primary, you make your choice. This is the time for everyone to vote in the primary and understand we can't right the ship in our country if we can't win an election and we have to win that general election if we're going to right the ship."

On keeping NATO intact…

"What we have to remember is we need to keep NATO strong. It's a 75-year success story. But you look at what Donald Trump said when he went off the teleprompter, which is, it's the whole problem and the chaos that starts this, is he said that he would side with Putin over our allies who stood with us at 9/11. You're going to side with a thug who kills his political opponents. You're going to side with a dictator who arrests American journalists and holds them hostage. You're going to side with a guy who's made no bones about the fact that he wants to destroy. America. And our allies were there the second 9/11 happened. That's what that alliance is. And by him going and saying that he would actually encourage Putin to invade our allies. He just made every ally vulnerable and he just put every military member who's serving in those countries at risk. It was irresponsible. It's once again the chaos that he brought, that he brings to a situation and it's dangerous. We need to let our allies know we will be there for them just like they were there for us after 9/11."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley on The Lead: Donald Trump Loses Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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