Sununu Says Haley’s Donations Got Trump Nervous

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is convinced that former President Donald Trump is disturbed by how much donations his rival, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is getting.

Speaking on CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Thursday, he said that Haley’s donations are getting Trump “nervous,” as he tries to fight against calls for the former U.N. Ambassador to quit her presidential race.

“Nikki Haley fights the establishment and fights those who are trying to break the rules, and she believes in the process, and she believes in the voters. She’s not going to go anywhere because Ronna McDaniel says so or because Donald Trump wants to manipulate,” he said, adding, “She has that wind and momentum at her back, and that’s why Trump is so scared, and he’s very nervous about what could happen there.”

Sununu further pointed out that nothing was said two months ago about calling the race early if Trump wins the first two states. According to him, the calls for Haley to drop out have nothing to do with Trump’s victory but everything to do with fear that Haley might outshine him later in the primaries.

“They’re moving the goalpost and changing the rules. They usually do that because they’re afraid,” he said.

He continued, “She’s with big donors today. She raised millions of dollars in small-dollar donors in the past 48 hours. The money is coming in, and the voters are with her, and that’s many one of the frustrations that Trump has. He tries to threaten people. If you give money to Nikki Haley, he said you’re not part of the MAGA community, which God knows what that means. You don’t get a discount on Trump steaks or something. I don’t know. The point is the money is coming in to Nikki Haley, and that’s why he’s nervous, and she’s got momentum in her home state, and she’ll have the cash to fight for the next month.”

Sununu’s remarks come amid growing calls for Haley to drop out after Trump won the first two primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. Since Tuesday night, top Republicans, including RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, have asked her to drop her campaign so that the party can unite around Trump in preparation for the general election in November.

Haley has, however, refused to quit, as she holds the belief that she can still beat Trump. In her post-primary speech on Tuesday night, she made it clear that dropping out is not in her plans, saying, “They’re falling all over themselves, saying this race is over. Well, I have news for all of them. New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last. There are dozens of states left to go, and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina.”