Nikki Haley ‘waiting’ for Trump ousting as she desperately clings to presidential dreams - Ben Carson

Nikki Haley ‘waiting’ for Trump ousting as she desperately clings to presidential dreams - Ben Carson

Nikki Haley ‘waiting’ for Trump ousting as she desperately clings onto presidential dreams

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 26/01/2024

- 13:13

Nikki Haley is the only canadidate lleft in the Republican reca against Donald Trump

Former US politician Ben Carson believes the reason Nikki Haley is still in the Republican race against Donald Trump is because "she wants to be there if something happens" to him.

The ex-President secured his second victory in the primaries after securing 54 per cent of the vote in New Hampshire.

Trump's momentum is strong after winning in both Iowa and New Hampshire, despite passionate campaigning from fellow Republican Nikki Haley.

Speaking to Nigel Farage on GB News, Carson said: "She wants to be there if something happens to Trump and with all these legal issues going on, there is that potential that something could happen. So she just wants to be there to collect what needs to be collected at that time."

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley is running against Donald Trump


Farage responded: "I get the logic of that. Trump is facing 91 charges and these four separate cases, but I mean that would only apply before the convention, which takes place in July, wouldn't it?"

Carson explained: "She figures there may be some unknown variables that may occur and the last thing that she would be able to tolerate is something happens to Trump and there's nobody there.

"I don't think it's very good logic, but I think it's probably the logic that she's employing because there's no other good reason.

"She is alienating a lot of people by continuing the race, she's damaging her chances for 2028, and she's still young. She should be thinking more about the future than the present."

Ben Carson

Carson spoke to Farage on GB News

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Speaking about Trump's 'resurgence' he said: "Well, you noticed with each indictment that he became more popular.

"I think a lot of people who don't actually care for him in terms of his personality recognise that if we allow his opponents to use the Department of Justice to eliminate him as a viable candidate, America will never be the same again."

As of December 2023, Donald Trump had been personally charged with 91 criminal offenses in four criminal cases.

Polls have consistently shown that Trump is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination and he had a sweeping victory in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

TrumpTrump is the Republican presidential frontrunnerReuters

Speaking after her defeat in New Hampshire, Haley claimed the race is “far from over”. She added: “There are dozens of states still to go”

The 52-year-old also took the opportunity to congratulate her opponent, saying Trump “earned” his victory.

Trump was less keen on delivering a glowing assessment of their opponent, questioning why Haley was “still hanging around”.

He went on to brand her an “imposter” in a scathing speech.

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