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Haley Campaign Press Release - Trump's Divisive Behavior is a Recipe for Losing

March 03, 2024

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Last night at a rally in Richmond, Virginia Donald Trump claimed "MAGA represents 96 percent to maybe 100 percent [of the Republican Party]. We're getting rid of the Romney's of the world," saying there was no room for anyone else in the GOP.

This follows Donald Trump saying anyone who supported Nikki Haley was barred from MAGA, Trump threatening DC voters if they didn't vote for him in the primary, and reports last night of Nikki Haley supporters being bullied and jeered at the Missouri caucuses yesterday.

"Newsflash: Trump didn't earn 49 percent of the vote in Iowa, 43 percent of the vote in New Hampshire, and nearly 40 percent of the vote in South Carolina," said Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas. "Trump's divisive behavior is a recipe for losing in November, which is why he is barely squeaking by against the most unpopular president in 70 years."

Trump is actively rejecting people from the Republican Party...a losing strategy in November and a recipe for extinction in the long run. Republicans lost in 2018, 2020, and 2022 because millions of suburban voters who used to be proud Republicans, not to mention center-right Independents, refused to vote for him.

The latest polling out this weekend shows Nikki Haley beating Joe Biden by 8 and 10 points in the Fox News and NYT/Siena polls respectively. Those same polls show Donald Trump within the margin of error.

This follows Friday's Roanoke College poll showing Haley up by 9 points in Virginia, a light blue state that's eluded Republicans since 2004. In contrast, Trump, once again, loses Virginia to Biden by 4 points.

Here are a couple of examples of Trump's "barred permanently" posse and how they are affecting everyday Americans:

Missouri candidate for secretary of state Valentina Gomez: You're either a Patriot or a Traitor. Trump Country #AmericaFirst

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Lynn Schmidt: Caucused for @NikkiHaley in Missouri today. Made to feel intimated and scared for standing up for what's right. Haley supporters were told to line up 2 x 2 in the middle of the floor of the gym, while Trump's supporters, who are also our neighbors, booed at Nikki's candidacy.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Trump's Divisive Behavior is a Recipe for Losing Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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