Trump Insults and Mocks Former SC Governor Nikki Haley After She Won Independents In NH Primary


Following yesterday’s primary in New Hampshire, Trump angrily tore into Haley after she outperformed him in the Independent vote and scored nearly 10 points higher than most polls had forecasted.

Exit polls revealed that while Trump won among self-identified Republicans by 49 points, he lost the independent vote by 24 points. The primary electorate was almost evenly divided between these two groups. Self-identified independents, who made up 29% of voters, overwhelmingly supported Haley over Trump by 51 points.

After the results were announced, Trump took the stage and berated into his political rival.

“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 just walked up, and it was at 14,” Trump said, mocking Haley for delivering remarks to her supporters. “I felt I should do this, because I find in life, you can’t let people get away with bullshit,” he added. “You can’t. And when I watched her in the fancy dress … I said, ‘What’s she doing?’ We won.”

After his speech, Trump also posted on his website, “A very bad night for Nikki “Birdbrain” Haley…”

In her speech after the results came in, Haley made it clear that she would not drop out of the race.

“New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation,” Haley said to a cheering crowd. “This race is far from over.”

After Trump’s attacks throughout the night, the Haley campaign released the following statement:

“Two states have now voted in the presidential race, and Donald Trump barely received half of the vote — not exactly a ringing endorsement for a former president demanding a coronation,” said Haley communications director Nachama Soloveichik. “His angry rant was filled with grievances and offered the American people nothing about his vision for our country’s future. This is why so many voters want to move on from Trump’s chaos and are rallying to Nikki Haley’s new generation of conservative leadership.”

The focus of the GOP nominating contest now shifts to South Carolina, Haley’s home state, with the next primary scheduled for February 24.

What do you think about the results from the primary so far? 

Do you think Nikki Haley will beat Donald Trump in the Republican primary?