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Nikki Haley Wins Her First Republican Primary In Washington, D.C.

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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley won her first Republican Party presidential primary in the nation’s capital on Sunday against former President Donald Trump.

Haley won the Washington, D.C., Republican primary 63% to Trump’s 33% with nearly all the votes counted, according to the Associated Press.

Trump has dominated in all of the other contests that have taken place thus far, winning in some states by more than 70 points.

Haley’s campaign responded to the win by stating on social media: “This makes Nikki Haley the first woman to win a Republican primary in U.S. history.”

Despite Trump’s steadily growing lead, the former governor of South Carolina has repeatedly vowed to remain in the race through Super Tuesday.

“Tonight’s results in Washington, D.C., reaffirm the object of President Trump’s campaign—he will drain the swamp and put America first,” the Trump Campaign said in a statement.

“While Nikki has been soundly rejected throughout the rest of America, she was just crowned Queen of the Swamp by the lobbyists and DC insiders who want to protect the failed status quo. The swamp has claimed their queen. President Trump will fight for every American who is being let down by these very DC insiders and devastated by Joe Biden’s failures,” the statement added.

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Trump responded to Haley’s win in DC, posting on social media: “I purposely stayed away from the D.C. Vote because it is the ‘Swamp,’ with very few delegates, and no upside. Birdbrain spent all of her time, money and effort there. Over the weekend we won Missouri, Idaho, and Michigan – BIG NUMBERS – Complete destruction of a very weak opponent. The really big numbers will come on Super Tuesday. Also, WAY UP ON CROOKED JOE!”

“Birdbrain is a loser, record low performance in virtually every State,” Trump continued, noting that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis “easily beat her” while he was still in the race.

“I enjoy watching the Bird disavow her PLEDGE to the RNC and her statement that she would NEVER run against President Trump (‘A great President’),” he added. “Well, she ran, she lied, and she LOST BIG!”

Haley currently has 43 total delegates, compared to Trump’s 244.

She is also still far behind Trump in national polls and is expected to perform very poorly on Super Tuesday (March 5).

After North Dakota’s caucus on Monday, Trump may come close to clinching the Republican Party nomination following Super Tuesday.

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia are the states that are holding elections on Super Tuesday.

Trump continues to rack up victories against Haley and has finally reached a point where he’s no longer focused on his one-time UN ambassador.

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Following his victory over Haley in her home state of South Carolina earlier this month, Trump told Fox News that he’s not sure Haley is “even really in the race” at this point, adding that he is now hyper-focused on beating President Joe Biden in the fall.

“I was honored that I received the largest vote in the history of the state — I’m with Senator Lindsey Graham right now, and he just told me we received the largest vote by double — we beat the last record,” Trump told the network. “So that’s a great compliment to all of the people and to making America great again.”

Asked if he thought Haley should now drop out of the race, Trump said he’s “really not thinking about that… I’m not thinking about it.”

“I’m really thinking about we have to beat Joe Biden,” told the outlet. “I don’t know if she’s in the race at all because, you know, I have set records in every single state. I’m not sure that she’s really in the race.”

During an interview on “Jesse Watters Primetime,” the host and his guest, Vivek Ramaswamy, detailed Trump winning every Republican primary contest so far over Haley.

“Which party, the Republican or Democratic Party, is more united right now?” Watters asked.

Ramaswamy responded: “Undoubtedly, it is the Republican Party. Even beyond that, we have a country that is united even outside the traditional Republican Party. America first includes all Americans. I have traveled to inner cities. I was just in Michigan. From autoworkers to the inner city, people in rural communities to suburban, if you ever think Americans have their heads stuck in the sand.”

“If they don’t notice you have a southern border right now, that we have a way to wave of crime, that interest rates have gone up but wages remain flat. I think a lot of this left-wing media has themselves in a delusion to think that black Americans or Americans of any skin color haven’t noticed what has actually happened in their life right now,” he added.

“So I think we could be on track, Jesse, for a unifying landslide Reagan 1980, 1984-style election. If we make this as a party about what we actually stand for, restore the rule of law, seal the southern border, Mr. Merritt to economic growth in this country, success is unifying, and I think that is our message, and I think we are going to be very successful, and the Democrats are going to be licking their wounds if we stay on message,” Ramaswamy continued.

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