Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley went all out against the GOP after her loss to “none of these candidates” in Nevada’s GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. During a conversation with FOX 11 Los Angeles at a stop in Southern Carolina, the GOP presidential candidate said that the game was rigged for former President Donald Trump.
With 89% of the votes counted, Haley had won only 31% of the votes while 63% went to “none of these candidates.”
Despite the mockery the loss subjected her to, the presidential nominee-hopeful said she was not hurt.
According to her, knowing that the state’s process “a scam” was the reason her and her campaign did not put any effort there.
“They were supposed to have a primary. Trump rigged it so that the GOP chairman, who’s been indicted, would go and create a caucus. We knew months ago that we weren’t going to spend a day or a dollar in Nevada, because it wasn’t worth it,” she stated.
Emphasizing that they did not take the state’s primary seriously, she added, “And so we didn’t even count Nevada. That wasn’t anything we were looking at. We knew that was rigged from the start. Our focus is on South Carolina, Michigan, and Super Tuesday. So, if you look what we did in Iowa and you look at what we did in New Hampshire, we’re continuing to grow. That’s what matters, I think, more than anything else,” she stated.
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The former U.N. ambassador also pointed to dire news that have come from the GOP camp’s this week, including a federal appeals court ruling that threw out Trump’s presidential immunity claim.
Throwing it all on Trump, Haley stated, “Here you have, Republicans lost a major vote on the border, Republicans lost a major vote on Israel. Donald Trump was found that he will not have immunity in all of these court cases coming up. The RNC chair is fired. All of this chaos is happening around us and Donald Trump’s fingerprints are on every bit of it.”
She then used the opportunity to drive home her point that the Republican Party needs to welcome change.
In her words, “We can’t continue as the Republican Party to go forward with this chaos. You don’t defeat Democrat chaos with Republican chaos.”