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Haley Campaign Press Release - WSJ: Who's Afraid of Nikki Haley?

January 09, 2024

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By: The Editorial Board
Jan. 9, 2024

But if Mr. Trump is such a strong candidate, why is he afraid of Ms. Haley? The immigration attacks on Ms. Haley take her comments out of context. Mr. Trump is attacking Ms. Haley for suggesting that migrants coming to the U.S. illegally are looking for a better life. "We don't need to be disrespectful. We don't need to talk about them as criminals," she said at an event in 2015. This decency may be one reason she runs ahead of Mr. Biden in general election polls, unlike Mr. Trump, who is running about even with the President.

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Mr. Trump is polling above 50% in national GOP surveys, and Republicans may decide to gamble on the chaos of a second Trump term. The former President thinks it's above him to have to contest the primaries and expects a coronation. But voters get a say, Iowa and New Hampshire have been known to surprise, and the 45th president is behaving like that is the verdict he fears.

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - WSJ: Who's Afraid of Nikki Haley? Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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