Trump Attacks Haley, Barely Mentions DeSantis In New Hampshire

Former President Donald Trump recently launched a series of verbal attacks against former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) during a campaign rally in New Hampshire, barely mentioning Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is struggling in polls ahead of the primary in the Granite State.

Nearly 20 minutes into his speech in Manchester, New Hampshire, the former president said, “You notice I didn’t mention the name of Ron DeSanctimonious yet,” adding, “I think he’s gone.”

DeSantis is polling in single digits in New Hampshire and hopes to make up his weak efforts in the Granite State in South Carolina. The Florida governor is instead focusing on winning in the South.

DeSantis canceled several scheduled campaign events in New Hampshire for Jan. 21, 2024, just two days before the primary in the state will occur.

In his speech, the former president blasted Haley for losing support in South Carolina, her home state. Trump brought officials from The Palmetto State on stage, demonstrating Haley’s lack of support.

“To the people of New Hampshire: all you need to know about Nikki Haley is that every globalist, liberal, Biden-supporter, and Never Trumper is on her side — and virtually every single leader in her home state of South Carolina is on our side,” Trump said.

A day before his rally in Manchester, the former president spoke in Concord, New Hampshire, where he issued a scathing rebuke of Haley’s record during her tenure as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) under his administration.

“She’s not tough enough. She’s not smart enough and she isn’t respected enough,” Trump claimed during his speech.

Although Trump trounced his opposition in the Iowa caucuses, the former president’s presidential campaign urged voters in New Hampshire to show up in the upcoming primary because “margins are important.”

“We have made hundreds of thousands of voter contacts across the state. We have the most robust army of volunteers on the ground of any campaign. We have 270 town captains. We have a county chair from every county, all 10 in the state, and we have 67 legislative endorsements,” a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, Karoline Leavitt, told the New York Post.