Nikki Haley Emerges as Trump’s Last Remaining Rival, But Avoid Labeling Her Anti-Trump

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Nikki Haley is navigating a complex path in the Republican primary, positioning herself as an alternative to former President Donald Trump while avoiding the label of an anti-Trump Republican.

In a recent roundtable discussion with reporters, Haley emphasized her goal of helping the Republican Party move beyond Trump’s influence and appeal to Americans weary of divisive politics.

She described herself as a “happy warrior” focused on policy and solutions rather than personal attacks on Trump, whom she served under as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Nikki Haley (Credits: The Telegraph)

Despite her criticisms of Trump, Haley clarified that her candidacy is not anti-Trump but rather “pro-America,” emphasizing the desire of people to be heard.

During her national campaign swing, which included stops in Michigan and Super Tuesday states, Haley has intensified her criticisms of both Trump and President Joe Biden, describing them as “two old guys running for president.”

She criticized Trump for his focus on retribution and loyalty, suggesting that his approach has made the Republican Party overly centered on him.

Regarding speculation about a third-party presidential ticket with the centrist group No Labels, Haley expressed her commitment to the Republican Party and rejected the idea of running with a Democratic vice-presidential candidate.

She also revealed that her campaign had outraised Trump’s, pulling in $12 million in February. However, she remained focused on Super Tuesday and did not commit to staying in the race through the convention or continuing to challenge Trump if she ends her bid.

Haley’s approach reflects the delicate balancing act she faces in the Republican primary, seeking to distinguish herself from Trump while maintaining her Republican credentials and avoiding alienating Trump supporters.

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