PETERBOROUGH/MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley accused Republican rival Donald Trump of being “obsessed” with dictators and too previous to steer on Saturday (Jan 20) in a ultimate stretch of campaigning in New Hampshire forward of Tuesday’s presidential nominating contest.
The previous US president ramped up his verbal assaults and focused Haley’s Indian heritage as the previous ambassador to the United Nations sought to blunt Trump’s momentum following his victory within the Iowa caucuses final Monday.
New Hampshire boasts a extra average model of Republicanism with a semi-open main that may entice extra centrist voters, who could also be turned off by Trump’s 4 felony circumstances, authoritarian language and efforts to overturn his 2020 re-election loss.
Haley spoke to reporters following an occasion in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and emphasised Trump’s relationships with leaders resembling Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Chinese language President Xi Jinping and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Her marketing campaign launched a TV advert that can run in New Hampshire that includes the mom of Otto Warmbier, who died in 2017 after being held in North Korean custody. Haley accused Trump of writing “love letters” to Kim after Warmbier was recovered. “He’s obsessive about these dictators,” she mentioned.
Certainly one of two remaining candidates difficult Trump for the Republican nomination, Haley wants a powerful displaying after putting third narrowly behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as Trump handily gained in Iowa, the primary cease within the state-by-state battle to find out the occasion’s option to face President Joe Biden, a Democrat who’s working for re-election.
The second Republican contest might assist her construct assist as a viable various to Trump, or shut her already slender path to the nomination even earlier than reaching the competition in her house state of South Carolina subsequent month.