As pressure mounts on former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley to suspend her campaign, some are countering that she actually has merit by delaying the primary former president trump.
On the popular conservative podcast “Ruthless,” John Ashbrook, a co-host and former staffer for Senator Mitch McConnell, first explained why the Trump campaign is calling on Haley to withdraw from the primary. elected and consolidated with the support of the clear Republican front-runner.In order to focus on the general election President BidenHe also sees Haley’s performance in next month’s South Carolina primary after exceeding expectations in New Hampshire.
“Let me tell you why letting this continue might actually be beneficial to Trump,” Ashbrook said. on Thursday’s podcast“Because a conflict between Donald Trump and another Republican has to get media coverage. The fact that Trump is leading his Republican opponent in Iowa and New Hampshire and every other state, that’s really It makes Trump look pretty good… Time is ticking.”
“Second, when he became the nominee and there were no other conflicts among Republicans, the conversation in the mainstream media completely shifted from being about presidential politics, who wants a border wall, who wants lower taxes — straight from a criminal trial to a criminal trial. Mainstream media coverage of the president will be a full-scale criminal trial from start to finish,” he continued.
Ashbrook went on to make it clear that while Trump “probably” will defeat Haley in her home state, as polls have previously shown, “75 network embeds” will be traveling to South Carolina for the ongoing Republican battle. war, he said the media “must report on this.” “
“Ruthless” co-host Josh Holmes shared another argument in favor of Haley staying in the race, which could also help Trump in the long run.
“If you’re worried that Nikki Haley is someone who’s standing in the way of the Republican Party, don’t worry. Don’t worry,” Holmes said. “What you should be more worried about is if someone like Nikki Haley doesn’t engage with Trump. The Trump campaign is not talking to that segment of the electorate at all because they are the makers of the majority. That’s the difference.”
“But consolidation is inevitable. It’s going to happen. Because Joe Biden is terrible. The Democratic Party is terrible. The progressive movement is terrible. It’s so out of touch with middle America, American values and what we stand for. Home “You can’t not have a solidified conservative movement,” Si added. “What I’m very worried about is the people who are not talking to them, who have economic concerns about the Biden administration, and what they ultimately worry about is, The Republican Party doesn’t stand for anything they care about. Well, Nicki is talking to them now.”
Trump has dominated the Republican race so far, scoring historic victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, earning more than 50% support in both states. Haley placed third in last week’s Iowa caucuses and received 43% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary. She entered the Granite State well above the polling average of about 37 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.
Few opinion polls are conducted south carolina But so far, the results have favored Trump, with his Republican approval rating in the state averaging over 50%, compared with the former governor’s average of 22%. It’s worth noting that the poll was conducted in the context of other Republican rivals still in the race, all of whom have since been in the race. suspended their activities.
Haley’s main argument to voters is that polls show she is a stronger general election candidate than Trump, pointing to polls showing her beating Biden by a wider margin in a hypothetical matchup. She also made age and mental acuity an issue for Biden and Trump as part of the campaign, seizing on the former president’s latest gaffe when he compared Haley to the former president during a discussion at a Jan. 6 rally. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is confused.
Trump supporters, meanwhile, say continuing with contentious Republican primaries will drain money and resources that might otherwise be used against Biden, who is likely to be the Republican nominee. Trump also blasted his former U.N. ambassador for his foreign policy stance.