In a shocking turn of events, former President Donald Trump has once again proven his dominance in the political arena by cruising to victory in the New Hampshire primary, despite the endorsement from Governor Chris Sununu for former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. The Associated Press wasted no time in calling the race for Trump, who ultimately secured 54% of the vote, crushing Haley at 43%.
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Following Haley’s lead, Sununu firmly rejected calls from GOP leaders to urge the former ambassador to exit the race. With fierce determination, he adamantly expressed his belief that voters, not political elites from D.C., should have the final say.
In a surprising turn of events, Trump’s victory proved that Granite State voters are firmly in his corner, despite Sununu’s passionate support for Haley. Even with the governor’s fervent endorsement and campaign efforts, Haley faced criticism for her refusal to challenge Trump and her decision to forgo appearing on the debate stage without him.
Some say Sununu attempted to compensate for Haley’s perceived shortcomings, even employing colorful language in his attacks against Trump. Despite his bold efforts, Trump’s victory speech on Tuesday night saw him openly mocking both Haley and Sununu, suggesting that the governor must be on drugs due to his excessive energy.
As the race shifts to South Carolina, Haley’s chances of securing the nomination appear to dwindle even further, with Trump holding a substantial lead over her in her home state. National Republican strategist Brian Seitchik emphasized Haley’s need for a win and the lack thereof, suggesting that Sununu’s political future might be in jeopardy.
Although Sununu’s decision not to seek a fifth term as governor may have influenced his willingness to take a stand against Trump, his supporters maintain that his popularity and track record in New Hampshire remain untarnished. They believe that if Sununu were to endorse Trump, he could effortlessly turn the tables, just as he did with Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Despite Trump’s vocal disdain, New Hampshire voters are confident that Sununu’s standing in the state will not waver, as he is not seeking political office once his term concludes. The loyalty and confidence in Sununu’s leadership seem unwavering, with many residents expressing their faith in his resilience against Trump’s criticisms.