As a candidate who is expected to spend more time in court than on the campaign trail this year and who is more interested in ranting about his own alleged victimhood than fighting for the American people, Nikki Haley made a strong case for herself to become the Republican nominee for president on Sunday.
Haley criticized Trump for being more focused on himself than the future of the nation with less than three weeks until the Republican primary in her home state of South Carolina, which many consider as the former governor and UN ambassador’s final stand. She said that his several court proceedings, in which he is accused of 91 crimes spread over four cases, constituted a “real issue” on XYZ’s State of the Union Sunday morning television program.
Haley turned one of Trump’s own statements against him, stating that the former president would be spending more time in court than on the campaign road. We need a president who will give us eight years of focus and discipline at a time when the world is burning and the US is in disarray, not someone who will be sitting there whining about how he’s a victim.
She continued by saying that Trump hasn’t mentioned the American people at all in recent days. That presents a challenge.
Hillary continued by saying that he was acting irrationally after Hillary received 43% of the vote in New Hampshire last month. Why? since he was not in charge of the circumstances.
Haley’s scathing criticism of Trump coincided with his continuing command of an almost insurmountable lead in the race for the Republican nominee. In addition to easily winning elections in Iowa and New Hampshire, he currently has a double-digit lead in South Carolina opinion surveys, where the Republican primary is scheduled for February 24.
Trump was 26 points ahead of Haley on 58% to 32% in the most recent Washington Post-Monmouth University survey of prospective Republican primary voters in South Carolina.
Comparisons Between Trump and Joe Biden
Haley has also started drawing comparisons between Trump and Joe Biden as part of her more overt attack on the status and reputation of the president. She boldly declared that a woman would hold the presidency if Trump emerged as the Republican nominee.
She predicted that Joe Biden would prevail and Kamala Harris would be elected president. She stated that neither Biden nor Trump should be the leader of this country. “Why are we acting in this way? We are permitting ourselves to have two 80-year-olds who are both impaired mentally and in terms of character and who are unable to serve eight years in office.
In the meantime, no one was shocked when Biden won more than 95% of the South Carolina primary vote on Saturday. His two rivals, self-help author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips, trailed far behind.
The Democrats have positioned South Carolina as their first official primary, in part because they recognize that it was in this state that African American voters gave Biden his historic victory in 2020, which propelled him to the Democratic candidacy. A news channel’s show questioned Jim Clyburn, the South Carolina congressman for the Democratic Party who played a key role in swinging that vote in favor of Biden, about if he was still gaining the support of Black people in this election cycle.
African Americans continue to support Joe Biden. He hasn’t lost popularity among African Americans, according to Clyburn, but you can go out and talk to ten people on purpose and find one who would think differently.
As he battles to defeat Trump in numerous surveys, New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, the leader of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives, said that better things were ahead for Biden.