After news of former President Donald Trump’s record-breaking win over Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel voiced her opinion on the GOP race. In an interview with Fox News, McDaniel said she thinks Haley was successful in developing her campaign but thinks “there is a message that’s coming out from the voters, which is very clear.”
The message she’s referring to is the clear unity among Republican voters to push former President Donald Trump forward as the GOP frontrunner. McDaniel and other GOP officials have repeatedly announced the importance of unity in the upcoming election in order to remove President Joe Biden from the White House.
On the same night as McDaniel’s comment on the New Hampshire results, Speaker Mike Johnson voiced that he wants to see the rest of the party members endorse Trump for president. Trump is currently endorsed by all members of the GOP leadership and over 100 Republicans in the House of Representatives.
Haley appears unscathed by the comments made by McDaniel and other Republicans as she moves forward with her campaign in the primaries. After she congratulated Trump in her concession speech, she went on to suggest a debate with him. Post Millennial reported Haley stated, “Trump claims he’d do better than me in one of those [mental] tests … If he thinks that, then he should have no problem standing on the debate stage with me.”
Nikki Haley: "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory tonight…New Hampshire is first in the nation, it is not the last in the nation. This race is far from over. There are dozens of states left to go and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina." pic.twitter.com/ZyEIYGrZWH
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 24, 2024
In her speech that evening, she stated that Americans don’t want a rematch between Trump and Biden. She then tweeted, “The race is far from over. There are dozens of states left to go and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina.”