Haley, banking on New Hampshire’s independent spirit, aims for an upset or a close defeat to dent Trump’s stronghold on the Republican landscape….reports Asian Lite News
Nikki Haley, the prominent GOP figure challenging Donald Trump’s dominance, remains resolute ahead of the New Hampshire primary, vowing to stay in the race despite pressure from Trump’s camp to exit gracefully in the event of a significant loss.
Haley, banking on New Hampshire’s independent spirit, aims for an upset or a close defeat to dent Trump’s stronghold on the Republican landscape. Defiant against Trump’s dismissal, Haley asserts her candidacy against the former president, while Trump expresses confidence in his inevitable nomination victory, regardless of Haley’s actions.
Despite mounting pressure, Haley remains undeterred, focused on her campaign and unwilling to discuss defeat.
Haley recently requested Secret Service protection citing “multiple issues,” the BBC reported. She discussed the request for protection in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
“We’ve had multiple issues. It’s not going to stop me from doing what I need to do,” she said after a campaign event in Aiken, South Carolina.
“When you do something like this, you get threats. It’s just the reality. That’s not going to deter me. Does it mean we have to put a few more bodies around this? Yes, that’s fine,” she told the paper.
Haley, who has been urged by the former President Trump and his backers to exit the race and unify the party against Democrat Joe Biden, currently uses personal security while campaigning.
In addition, protesters have shown up at her campaign events to slam her support for Israel and Ukraine.
“At the end of the day, we’re going to go out there and touch every hand, we’re going to answer every question, we’re going to make sure that we are there and doing everything that we need to,” she said.
The White House hopeful has been a target of “swatting” attempts with the recent one on New Year’s Day when a hoax call was made to law enforcement agencies, saying Haley’s daughter had been shot and was lying in a pool of blood.
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