Nikki Haley slams media for already wanting to ‘coronate’ Trump in VERY testy interview


Nikki Haley told Fox News in a testy back-and-forth that her campaign is going to ‘run through the tape’ and that she doesn’t condone the media coalescing around Trump despite his large lead in the polls.

Haley’s remarks come after the final DailyMail.com New Hampshire poll revealed that Trump is leading her by 20 points ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

‘I don’t care how much you all want to coronate Donald Trump,’ Haley told the hosts of Fox & Friends in a tense exchange. ‘At the end of the day, that’s not what Americans want.’

In response, host Brian Kilmeade said: ‘I’m wondering why you think we’re the enemy.’ 

Haley shot back: ‘I have looked at the media saying ‘this is Donald Trump’s to have.’ Look at the political class all coalescing and saying everybody needs to get out. That’s not democracy.’

‘Americans don’t want a Trump-Biden rematch,’ she continued. ‘Americans want a choice and we’re going to give that choice.’

Haley told Fox News hosts she would not roll over and surrender the GOP nomination to Trump

Haley told Fox News hosts she would not roll over and surrender the GOP nomination to Trump

Haley and her campaign are looking for a strong showing in New Hampshire before the primary in her home state of South Carolina

Haley and her campaign are looking for a strong showing in New Hampshire before the primary in her home state of South Carolina

The latest DailyMail.com poll puts Haley 20 points behind former president Trump

The latest DailyMail.com poll puts Haley 20 points behind former president Trump

Fox host Ainsley Earhardt tried to alleviate the tension during the interview, admitting to Haley ‘we definitely are doing our best to be accurate.’

Later in the interview Haley also added that she will have a ‘strong showing today here in New Hampshire‘ and that her campaign is ‘headed to South Carolina.’

Haley also said she is not interested in a vice presidential role, adding ‘I don’t play for second.’

The former president has orchestrated a show of force since Ron DeSantis dropped out on Sunday unleashing a huge swell of support and endorsements.

In rallies he has brought  former rivals, including Vivek Ramaswamy and Tim Scott, on stage in what a top campaign aide described as ‘Avengers Assemble.’

Nikki Haley 's future in the White House race is hanging by a thread with the final DailyMail.com New Hampshire poll showing Donald Trump 20 points ahead going into the primary

Nikki Haley ‘s future in the White House race is hanging by a thread with the final DailyMail.com New Hampshire poll showing Donald Trump 20 points ahead going into the primary

He now goes into the Republican contest with the chance of repeating his landslide win in the Iowa caucus, vanquishing his final opponent Haley, and locking up the nomination.

As the GOP contenders have suspended their campaigns the GOP has fallen in line and anointed Trump as the only candidate who can beat Biden in 2024.  

The latest DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll shows Trump has 57 per cent support to Haley’s 37.

Just 24 hours earlier, Haley was only behind by 10 points and had a glimmer of hope if independent and Democrat voters turned out to back her.

On the final day the poll of 851 people was conducted, Trump had a 40-point advantage over Haley in respondents asked by J.L. Partners. 

Even if she sees a swell of support from undeclared New Hampshire residents, she could still struggle to close the gap. 

‘DeSantis’ departure from the race has added rocket fuel to Donald Trump,’ J.L. Partners co-founder James Johnson told DailyMail.com. 

‘He posted an exceptional 40-point lead over Nikki Haley in our final day of fieldwork – all after the DeSantis drop. 

‘This means our final poll taking all days of fieldwork into account gives Trump an advantage of 20 points.

‘Add in the fact Haley voters are lacking enthusiasm, and Trump looks set for a landslide victory. The whiff of inevitability now surrounds Donald Trump. If this poll is accurate, then the primary contest ends tonight.’

The former president has orchestrated a show of force in recent days that has seen a huge swell of support and endorsements since Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race on Sunday

The former president has orchestrated a show of force in recent days that has seen a huge swell of support and endorsements since Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race on Sunday

The latest results come just four days after Haley banned DailyMail.com reporters and photographers from all her campaign events

Trump has been urging his former U.N. Ambassador to drop out and unite behind him so he can take down Joe Biden in a rematch of the 2020 election.

Haley has bucked these calls in recent days, and insists she will stay in the race until the primary in her home state of South Carolina in a month.

But she is behind Trump in the polls by as much as 20 points in the Palmetto State, and her path to the nomination is getting narrower every day.

The first polls open at 6am in the Granite State and the last will close at 8pm. If Trump has an insurmountable lead in the votes, the results could be known before 9pm.

If Trump does pull off another victory like Iowa, where he won by 30 points, Haley will be facing a wave of questions of whether she can stay in the race.

She has hit the campaign trail hard, filling bars and hotel ballrooms with supporters who don’t want to see Trump back on the ticket.

The former South Carolina governor has focused on Trump’s recent gaffes to insist that he is not mentally fit to be president.

But according to DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners data, her message has struggled to break through the dominance of the MAGA faithful. 

More data from the poll shows Haley backers were motivated by one thing: Stopping Trump

More than half of Haley’s fans said the main reason for backing the former South Carolina governor was ‘to stop Trump.’ 

And that is part of the reason she is struggling to put a dent in the frontrunner’s colossal lead.

The results come from a survey of 651 people who said they will vote in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

The latest DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll shows Trump has 57 per cent support to Haley's 37. Just 24 hours earlier, Haley was only behind by 10 points and had a glimmer of hope if independent and Democrat voters turned out to back her

The latest DailyMail.com/J.L. Partners poll shows Trump has 57 per cent support to Haley’s 37. Just 24 hours earlier, Haley was only behind by 10 points and had a glimmer of hope if independent and Democrat voters turned out to back her

Respondents were asked to explain their choice in a single sentence.

‘Nikki Haley’s support is not about Nikki Haley. Only two percent say they are voting for her because of her policies,’ said Johnson added.

‘Instead it is about stopping Donald Trump. That, coupled with low enthusiasm for Haley, limits her voting pool in these primaries to a relatively small number of people, especially in later contests where undeclared voters cannot vote.

‘Meanwhile Trump’s supporters are energised for positive reasons: Trump’s strength, his plans on the economy and – above all – his record in his first term.

‘This is an election that Trump dominates: even his opposition knows it.’

Trump’s blowout win in Iowa last week means he has already taken one step towards his party’s presidential nomination.

Another win in New Hampshire would make him all but unstoppable.

‘It should be over tomorrow almost irrespective because, by the way, if she won tomorrow, it should be over because there’s no path beyond that,’ Donald Trump Jr. told reporters of Haley while he was campaigning for his father on Monday in Hollis, N.H.



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