Donald Trump, in a recent address to his supporters, implied that Nikki Haley could face investigations if she remains a contender in the Republican presidential race, according to reporting by The Independent. The former president’s remarks came after Haley’s commitment to continue her campaign for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, despite facing setbacks in recent primaries.
Trump suggested that Haley, his former UN ambassador, would be subject to scrutiny if she managed to surpass him in the primaries. “Just a little note to Nikki, she is not going to win, but if she did she would be under investigation by those people in 15 minutes. I could tell you five reasons why already, not big reasons, little stuff that she doesn’t want to talk about, but she will be under investigation in minutes,” Trump stated during a rally on Tuesday night.
Despite his own history of legal challenges, Trump labeled Haley as an “imposter” who persisted in the race even after placing third in the Iowa primary and failing to secure a victory in New Hampshire. He expressed his victory over her with a sense of triumph, stating, “We beat her so badly.”
Trump also criticized Haley for continuing her campaign despite lagging behind Ron DeSantis in Iowa, who has since exited the race and endorsed Trump. He emphasized the importance of not tolerating what he perceives as dishonesty, adding, “In life you can’t let people get away with bulls***.”
Following these remarks, Trump took to his Truth Social app to denounce Haley as “DELUSIONAL.” As the vote count progressed, Trump maintained a lead over Haley in New Hampshire, aligning with pre-primary poll estimates.
Despite these challenges, Haley remained optimistic at her New Hampshire primary night rally, asserting that the race was far from over and looking ahead to future states, including South Carolina. She acknowledged Trump’s New Hampshire victory and subtly jabbed at his mental acuity, advocating for mental competency tests for politicians over 75 and challenging Trump to a debate.
Haley’s comments, combined with Trump’s threats of investigations, underscore the intense and complex dynamics of the GOP presidential race, highlighting the internal conflicts and strategic maneuvering within the party.