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Trump Lashes Out At Nikki Haley After New Hampshire Victory Over Her Remarks

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Leading 2024 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump aimed at his remaining rival, his one-time UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, following remarks she made after her loss to him in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, the former president indicated that he believes Haley should drop out of the race now after losing the Granite State and coming in third place last week in Iowa.

“I’m very honored by the result,” Trump told Fox News Digital of the primary results.

He then said he was “looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country.”

When he was asked if he felt the former South Carolina governor would suspend her campaign, he said: “I don’t know, she should.”

“She should because, otherwise, we have to keep wasting money instead of spending on Biden,” Trump said. “If she doesn’t drop out, we have to waste money instead of spending it on Biden, which is our focus.”

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“The party is very united except for her,” Trump said of Haley.

“The party is very united, and we’re looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country,” he added.

Later, Trump expressed amazement that Haley appeared to portray her loss as somehow a win for her campaign.

“I have to tell you, it was very interesting because I said, ‘Wow, what a great victory,’” Trump said. “But then, somebody ran up to the stage all dressed up nicely — when it was at 7. But now I walked up, and it said 14.”

“She ran up when it was 7, and you know, we have to do what’s good for our party, and she was up, and I said, ‘Wow, she’s doing a speech like she won. She didn’t win. She lost,’” he continued. “Last week, we had a little bit of a problem. If you remember, Ron was very upset because she ran up and she pretended she won Iowa.”

“And I looked around, and I said, didn’t she come in third? Yeah, she came in third,” he said. “And then I looked at the polls. She was talking about most win-ability. Who is going to win? I have one put up: we have won almost every single poll in the last three months against crooked Joe Biden. Almost every poll. And she doesn’t win those polls.”

Here’s a partial transcript:

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DONALD TRUMP: Well, I want to thank everybody. This is a fantastic state. This is a great, great state. You know, we won New Hampshire three times now. Three.

We win it every time three win the primary, we win the generals, we’ve won it, and it’s a very special place to me. It’s very important. If you remember, in 2016, we came here, and we needed that win, and we won by 21 points, and it was great.

Today, I have to tell you, it was very interesting because I said, “Wow, what a great victory.” But then somebody ran up to the stage all dressed up nicely — when it was at 7. But now I walked up, and it said 14.

She ran up when it was 7, and you know, we have to do what’s good for our party, and she was up and I said, “Wow, she’s doing a speech like she won. She didn’t win. She lost.”

Last week we had a little bit of a problem. If you remember, Ron was very upset because she ran up and she pretended she won Iowa.

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And I looked around, and I said, didn’t she come in third? Yeah, she came in third.

And then I looked at the polls. She was talking about most win-ability. Who is going to win? I have one put up: we have won almost every single poll in the last three months against crooked Joe Biden. Almost every poll. And she doesn’t win those polls.

This is not your typical victory speech, but let’s not have somebody take a victory when she had a very bad night. She had a very bad night.

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