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Haley Campaign Press Release - Top 10 Reasons Trump Won't Debate Haley

February 01, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Nikki Haley for President campaign released the second installment of the "Grumpy Old Men" series, highlighting Donald Trump's refusal to debate Nikki Haley. Trump likes to say he is "sharper than he was 20 years ago," and brags about his ability to ace a mental competency test. If that's true, why won't he debate Haley? Could it be that he is simply a grumpy, old man who doesn't want to answer the tough questions?

Narrator: Yes.

Keep reading for the top 10 reasons Donald Trump won't debate Nikki Haley.

1. Donald Trump doesn't want to answer questions about his recently proposed 10 percent tax on all Americans.

Donald Trump recently proposed a 10 percent across-the-board tariff, AKA, a 10 percent tax. That would cost every family an extra $2,600 per year on average. In a debate with Haley, he'll have to answer questions about why he wants to tax every American.

2. Donald Trump is confused.

Donald Trump 2024 is not the same Donald Trump from 2016 or even 2020. A week ago he accused Nikki Haley (four times) of being in charge of security on January 6. Uhhh… he might have meant Nancy Pelosi.

3. Donald Trump knows that every time he makes a mistake, Nikki Haley raises $1 million.

4. Donald Trump blew $50 million of his campaign money on legal fees. How in the world does he plan to beat Joe Biden with that kind of baggage?

5. Donald Trump is running a campaign based on revenge. The American people want to know how he will fix our country's biggest problems.

6. Donald Trump and the establishment want to coronate him even though only two states have voted. They're determined to bully their way through the nomination process.

7. Donald Trump performs much worse against Joe Biden than Nikki Haley.

Nearly every reputable poll shows Nikki Haley trouncing Joe Biden in the general election while Trump barely squeaks by or loses.

8. Donald Trump is… unpredictable to say the least.

Trump's consultants can only do so much damage control when he goes off on a long rant during a rally or a 3 a.m. all-caps Truth tirade. Letting Trump loose on the debate stage for 90 minutes is a campaign's worst nightmare.

9. Donald Trump doesn't want to admit he failed to deliver on his signature campaign promises.

Donald Trump spent four years talking about building a wall, cutting spending, enacting a five-year lobbying ban, and so much more. He did not deliver. In fact, he increased the deficit by $8 trillion in just four years. He can keep piling up more promises, but the American people want to know: Where's the beef?

10. Donald Trump doesn't want to get called out for lying about Nikki Haley's record.

Donald Trump spent millions of dollars lying about Nikki Haley's record, but that won't work in South Carolina. South Carolinians know Nikki Haley delivered conservative wins from cutting taxes to protecting life to combating illegal immigration. They're not going to buy Trump's lies.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Top 10 Reasons Trump Won't Debate Haley Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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