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Following the Iowa caucuses, attention shifts to New Hampshire, where Donald Trump is gaining momentum in the lead-up to the 2024 elections. In typical Trump fashion, he took a swipe at his sole Republican rival, Nikki Haley, labeling her an “Imposter” during his victory speech. Trump, now the frontrunner for the GOP, pledged to prioritize energy policies with a “drill baby drill” approach upon returning to the White House.
With back-to-back wins, Trump’s confidence soared as he secured over 50% of the votes, positioning him favorably for the upcoming primaries in other states, according to The Sun. Meanwhile, despite investing heavily in New Hampshire, Nikki Haley remained undeterred by her defeat on January 23, 2024. Addressing her supporters, she insisted that the race was “far from over,” focusing on the upcoming primary in her home state of South Carolina.
Trump emerged as the Republican favorite, securing 54.8% of the votes and poised to win 11 out of the state’s 22 delegates, leaving Haley trailing with 43.2% of the popular vote. On the Democratic side, Joe Biden secured victory in the New Hampshire Primary.
Despite her loss, Haley remained resolute, prompting Trump to intensify his verbal assault, dismissing her claim to victory on stage and reiterating his “Imposter” label. Trump, who reveled in the cheers of his supporters, promised a 50% reduction in energy costs for New Hampshire once back in office, emphasizing his commitment with a rallying cry of “drill baby drill.”
Reflecting on his recent successes, Trump took the opportunity to mock Haley and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who had exited the presidential race. Trump boasted about defeating Haley in Iowa and expressed frustration over her continued presence in the race. In a post on Truth Social, he continued his attacks on Haley, referring to her as “Nikki ‘Birdbrain’ Haley” and highlighting her previous poor performance in Iowa and reluctance to participate in the Nevada Caucus.