Trump Taunts Haley Over Big Donor Loss After Home State Defeat

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Before he handed candidate Nikki Haley a double-whammy defeat, breaking two records in her home state on Saturday, former President Donald Trump seemed to be backing away from criticizing his challenger.

President Trump made little or no mention of Ms. Haley, his former United Nations ambassador, in at least three high-profile recent speeches—a strategy that would be smart to maintain at this stage of the game, a political science professor says.

But on Sunday, a day after his fifth straight history-making win, President Trump blasted out an all-caps Truth Social post that rubbed salt into Ms. Haley’s wounds.

He trumpeted news that Americans for Prosperity (AFP) was pulling the plug on “resources” for her campaign, and bestowed her with a new pejorative nickname.
“Americans for No Prosperity just announced that they are no longer supporting Nikki ”Braindead“ (Birdbrain?) Haley,” the former president wrote. “Charles Koch and his group got played for suckers right from the beginning.”

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