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Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's Media Blitz: Big Losses, Big Legal Bills, Big Conspiracies

February 01, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. — In an afternoon media blitz, Nikki Haley laid out the case for retiring the names of the past in favor of a new generation of conservative leadership. Plus, she shared her thoughts on Donald Trump's legal bills and the "bizarre" Taylor Swift conspiracy theory. See the highlights from her interviews with Fox News' Martha MacCallum and CNN's Jake Tapper below:

Nikki Haley on Donald Trump's failure to launch…

"If you're going to talk about this poll today, I would say that you should also talk about the Quinnipiac poll that came out yesterday that showed that Donald Trump loses to Biden by seven points, and I beat Biden by more than seven points. So, you know, the fact is this comes down to…Trump lost in 2018. He lost in 2020. He lost in 2022. How many times do we have to lose to realize that we've got to get this right? When we look at the situation, we will have a female president. It will either be me or it will be Kamala Harris. If you nominate Donald Trump as the Republican nominee, Joe Biden will win and Kamala Harris will become president. That's a fact."

Nikki Haley on Donald Trump's failed policies…

"He did a proposal for DACA and wanted amnesty. That happened while he was president. The same way he proposed a 25 cent gas tax increase per gallon when he was president. The same reason that you look at the fact that he supported and praised President Xi a dozen times after China gave the world COVID. There are multiple things you want to talk about. He had a good economy, yes, but at what cost? He put us eight trillion dollars in debt in just four years. Our kids are never going to forgive us for it."

Nikki Haley on Donald Trump's hefty legal bills…

"I mean get ready to spend more campaign dollars on legal fees because those court cases have just started. He's got two in March and they go on for the rest of the year. It is unconscionable to me that a candidate would spend $50 million in legal fees. It explains why he's not doing many rallies. He doesn't have the money to do it. It explains why he doesn't want to get on a debate stage because he doesn't want to talk about why he's doing it. It explains why he had a temper tantrum, you know, the election night of New Hampshire is because he wants me out of the race and he wants to be the presumptive nominee so that all that cash starts going to him and he doesn't have to spend anymore."

Nikki Haley on Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and the conspiracy theories…

"I'm not gonna lie, I don't know what the obsession is. Taylor Swift is allowed to have a boyfriend. Taylor Swift is a good artist. I've taken my daughter to Taylor Swift concerts before. You know, to have a conspiracy theory of all of this is bizarre. Nobody knows who she's going to endorse. But I can't believe that that's overtaken our national politics. I mean, right now you've got 60% of American families living paycheck to paycheck. We've got a border that's out of control. We've got wars happening around the world. The last thing I really think we need to be worried about is who Taylor Swift is dating and what conspiracy theory is going to have her endorsing a person for president."

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Haley's Media Blitz: Big Losses, Big Legal Bills, Big Conspiracies Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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