Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is not doing herself any favors by getting into scuffles with the hosts of “Fox & Friends” as the race for the GOP nomination is now down to a battle between her and former President Donald Trump, having engaged in a rather contentious back-and-forth on the program Tuesday morning, stating the media is basically side stepping her and trying to “coronate” Trump as the nominee.
I mean, the polls thus far are very much in favor of Trump, so when you pair that with the landslide victory he took in the Iowa caucuses last week, well, the attitude of “this is in the bag” for the former president seems pretty justified. Haley has hurt herself immensely by swinging toward the establishment and attempting to appeal to liberals with her sudden and very obnoxious “girl boss” messaging and her claims of being picked on because she’s “brown.” If she really wanted to win more voters, perhaps she should have spent her campaign displaying how she would fight against the deep state and help restore America to glory.
Check out more from this report by the Daily Wire:
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations — who is hoping to take a bite out of Trump’s sizable lead with Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary— told the show’s hosts that she intended to stay in the race “no matter what” because the American people “want a choice.”
Contentious Fox and Friends interview w/ Haley this AM as she pushes back on their insinuations of dropping out after NH.
Haley: “I don’t care how much y’all want to coronate Donald Trump. At the end of the day, that’s not what Americans want. Americans want a choice.“ pic.twitter.com/TPULIPJVcR
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 23, 2024
“If you don’t win today, do you go on to South Carolina? You don’t want to go into your state and lose that state if you stay in the race,” Ainsley Earhardt — who also comes from Haley’s home state — was the first of the hosts to start asking those kind of questions. “What is your response to that? Do you get out if you lose today?”
“No, I don’t get out if I lose today,” Haley stated emphatically. “First of all, again, I’m going to say this: we’ve had 56,000 people vote for Donald Trump. And you’re going to say that’s what the country wants. That’s not what the country wants. We’re going to have New Hampshire vote today. They deserve to have the power of their voice.”
I’m not quite sure what Earhardt expected Haley to say here. She’s campaigning for president. Of course she’s not going to allow herself to appear like a weakling by saying she’d bow out if she loses in the New Hampshire primary. She’s also bloviating rather hard about believing she knows what the country wants. If the polling data is to be believed, and the results of the Iowa caucuses sure make a strong case for that, then it would seem Trump and his MAGA agenda are exactly what Americans want right now. It’s the exact opposite of the garbage they’ve dealt with for years and years. We only had a short-lived four year reprieve from the insanity of the left. It will take much more than that to fix this country.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade then asked the GOP candidate, “There’s no scenario where it stops tonight?”
“I’m going to fight no matter what. I don’t care how much y’all want to coronate Donald Trump. At the end of the day, that’s not what Americans want,” Haley added with more than a pinch of spice. “Americans want a choice. And we’re going to give them that same.”
“Coronate, lie, not tell the truth, what you said on the couch … I’m really wondering why you think we’re the enemy,” Kilmeade replied.
“Because I’ve looked at the media, look at the media saying, ‘Oh, this is Donald Trump’s to have,’ look at the political class all coalescing and saying, ‘everybody needs to get out,’” Haley stated. “That’s not democracy. That’s not who we are … When have we ever had two people, down to two people, in New Hampshire and you say, ‘Oh, it’s over.’ We don’t do that.”
We’ll know for sure if she’s planning to keep her word after the results come in from the primary tonight.
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