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Indian-American Nikki Haley says she is final hope of stopping ‘Trump-Biden nightmare’


Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley at a caucus evening get together on the Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa, on January 15, 2024.
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Indian-American Nikki Haley, who completed third within the Iowa caucuses, has mentioned that she is the one Republican candidate who may tackle frontrunner Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden and avert a “Trump-Biden nightmare”.

The Iowa caucuses on Monday formally kicked off the start of the lengthy course of by which the Republicans and Democrats select their nominees for the presidential election on November 5.

Ms. Haley, the previous US Ambassador to the UN, got here a detailed third with almost 20% of the votes polled. Former U.S. president Trump received the caucus with greater than 50% of the votes, whereas Florida Governor Ron DeSantis got here in second with 21%. Fellow Indian-American Vivek Ramaswamy secured 7.7% of the entire votes polled and suspended his presidential marketing campaign.

The two-time South Carolina governor mentioned her presidential marketing campaign is the very best hope to avert a rematch between Trump and incumbent President Biden, a Democrat, within the presidential election.

“Our campaign is the last best hope of stopping the Trump-Biden nightmare,” the 51-year-old politician informed her cheering supporters in West Des Moines, Iowa, late on Monday.

Ms. Haley, who has been climbing up the ladder over the previous couple of weeks, mentioned she is headed to New Hampshire, the battleground for the following Republican main election on January 23.

Addressing her supporters, the lone girl within the race on both aspect of the political spectrum mentioned that each one the proof says that if it’s a Trump-Biden rematch, it is going to be one other tossup election.

“It could go either way. We could have more disputes over election interference. And Joe Biden could win again, with Kamala Harris waiting in the wings. Lord, help us,” she mentioned.

Ms. Haley additionally claimed the Republican contest to decide on the presidential nominee is now a two-person race.

“At one point in this campaign, there were 14 of us running. I was at two per cent in the polls. But tonight, Iowa did what Iowa does so well. The pundits will analyse the results from every angle. But when you look at how we are doing in New Hampshire, in South Carolina, and beyond, I think we can safely say . . . Tonight, Iowa made this Republican primary a two person race!” she mentioned.

Alleging that Trump and Biden have extra in widespread than one may assume, Ms. Haley mentioned, “Seventy per cent of Americans don’t want another Trump-Biden rematch. A majority disapprove of both of them.”

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She also attacked their age and said they are “both consumed by the past, by investigations, by vendettas, by grievances.” Trump is 77 and Biden is 81.

“The majority disapprove of both of them,” Ms. Haley said. “Trump and Biden are both about 80 years old. Trump and Biden both put our country deeper in debt and our kids will never forgive them for it. Both Trump and Biden lack a vision for our country’s future because both are consumed by the past,” she said.

Asserting that America deserves better, Ms. Haley said, “We deserve a new direction under new conservative leadership. We deserve a president who will focus on the needs of our people, not on themselves.”

“A president who will rebuild our economy, close our border, and stand up to our enemies. Most importantly, we deserve a president who will stop our self-loathing, end the division and fear, and make America strong and proud!” she mentioned.

Ms. Haley informed her supporters to have a look at what occurs when she goes head-to-head in opposition to Biden. “We win in a landslide. It’s not even shut. That means no recounts, no lawsuits, and no doubts. It means no extra Chuck Schumer main the Senate. No extra limitless votes for House Speaker as a result of we’ll have an enormous House majority,” she mentioned.

“We’ll term limit the do-nothing Washington politicians. We’ll rebuild our economy and secure our border. And make no mistake, we will restore our national pride. We are blessed to live in America, and it’s time we remembered that,” she added.

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