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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's CNN Town Hall Home Run

January 18, 2024

HENNIKER, N.H. – Tonight, Nikki Haley took questions from New Hampshire voters on a range of topics and knocked it out of the park.

Here's what people are saying…

Frank Lutz: I wish there was a way for CNN to show what happens during the commercial breaks of this town hall. Nikki Haley comes alive in her banter with the audience.

Kylie Atwood, CNN: Nikki Haley continues to tie Biden & Trump together in a pronounced way on stage for the CNN town hall in New Hampshire.

Alice Stewart, CNN: It's clear - Nikki Haley plans to link Trump and Biden together through NH primary and show contrast for a new generation of leadership. #CNNTownhall

Frank Lutz: Nikki Haley is no longer focused just on Donald Trump. Clearly, Joe Biden is now a target.

Elise Hammond, CNN: Haley attacks Trump and Biden for not participating in any debates

Jackson Richman, Epoch Times: Nikki Haley to Trump's insults including purposely mispronouncing her first name: "I know President Trump well, that's what he does when he feels threatened, that's what he does when he feels insecure. I don't take these things personally, it doesn't bother me. I know him very well. And this is what he does. I know that I haven't read, I know that's why he's doing that, so I'm not going to waste any energy ... I'm going to continue to focus on the things that people want to talk about, and not get into the name calling back with him."

Frank Lutz: During the commercial break. Nikki Haley sat onstage and bantered with the audience for a bit. That's more direct contact with New Hampshire voters than Ron DeSantis has done in the past 36 hours

Jazmine Ulloa, New York Times: The CNN host Jake Tapper asks Haley about Donald Trump's nativist and false claim that she is not eligible for the presidency because her parents are Indian immigrants. "Well, first, I'm the proud daughter of Bamberg, South Carolina, so I love my sweet town and I'm proud to say I'm from there," she says, describing Trump's name-calling a sign that he feels threatened. "That's what he does when he feels insecure."

Jazmine Ulloa, New York Times: Nikki Haley often blasts President Biden for the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. But asked about how she felt about Trump's role in negotiating the agreement with the Taliban to leave, she also hit at Trump.

Alicia Wallace, CNN: Haley says mortgage payments are higher now. She's right.

Jackson Richman, Epoch Times: NikkiHaley on Joan Jett as her role model: "The fact that she continued to go forward and the fact that she just was a badass. I love every bit of that, I do."

Jazmine Ulloa, New York Times: Asked why her role model is Joan Jett, Haley described her as one of the "true rockers" who was not liked by the industry because it did not "like the way she looked, didn't like the way she acted." She was discounted, but she pushed boundaries and "she persisted," Haley said, seemingly drawing parallels between her own challenges.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's CNN Town Hall Home Run Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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