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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: This Isn't About Donald Trump, This is About Where We Go in America

February 04, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – This morning, Nikki Haley joined CNN's Dana Bash on State of the Union to discuss Donald Trump's mounting legal chaos and how Americans don't want a president who is not at the top of his game.

On Trump's legal chaos…

"He's got multiple court cases. I haven't necessarily kept up with them. I'm not a lawyer. I'm an accountant. I don't know the legal ramifications, but what I do know is one just came down. We just saw in his campaign disclosures he just paid 47 different law firms $50 million of campaign donations that came into his campaign. If you see that and he hasn't even gotten started on all these cases for the next year he's going to be sitting in a courtroom… I think it speaks for itself that he's [Donald Trump] saying he's going to be spending more time in a courtroom than he's going to be spending on the campaign trail. We've got a country in disarray and a world on fire. We need a president that's going to give us eight years of focus and discipline, not one that's going to be sitting there ranting about how he's a victim and how this isn't right and how this isn't just. He hasn't once talked about the American people and that's the problem I have."

On Biden and Trump's inability to lead the country…

"You have 70% of Americans who have said they don't want Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Why are we doing this? Why are we allowing ourselves to have two 80-year-olds, who can't serve eight years, who both are diminished, whether it's in their character or in their mental capacity? Why are we doing this? We deserve better. America deserves better. I voted for Donald Trump twice. I was proud to serve America in his administration, but he is not the right person to lead us going forward. That's a fact. And I think you look at these court cases, you see how he's acting. All you had to do was see how he acted after I got 43% of the vote in New Hampshire. He was upset because he thought I was going to be down 25%. He threw a temper tantrum. Why? Because he wasn't controlling the situation. But he never talked about the American people. He never talked about the out-of-control spending and inflation. He never talked about how we were going to get kids reading again. He never talked about the border and the lawlessness. He never talked about the wars that were happening. He just talked about himself. That's the problem, this isn't about Donald Trump, this is about where we go in America."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley: This Isn't About Donald Trump, This is About Where We Go in America Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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