He won by a large margin the New Hampshire primaries, the second consultation in a row after the triumph in Iowabut what is preparing for the new election campaigns is a Donald “angry.”
The tycoon is confident he has the Grand Old Party's nomination in the bag, but is still annoyed and perhaps even worried about his rival Nikki Haley who, motivated by success with moderate voters and by the better than expected result, not only has no intention of withdrawing from the race, but also wants to take advantage of being at home in the next vote, on February 24th play their native South Carolina.
“She has a brain like a chicken,” Truth attacked her on social media a few hours after her victory with 54.5% (12 delegates) versus 43.3% (9 delegates).
“She dressed up for the evening and talked like she won but lost!” urged Trump, perhaps hoping to win by a larger margin, the 20% that polls had predicted the day before. According to rumors, behind the scenes, the former president expressed all his anger and frustration towards the former UN ambassador, admitting that he was “troubled” by her refusal to leave office and effectively guarantee him the nomination. For this reason, he called on his people, especially his new allies Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy, to attack him even harder. One of the tycoon's fears concerns the dollars he will have to spend continuing the fight against the former governor instead of “putting everything into fighting Biden.”
On the other hand, analysts agree that Haley has earned the right to continue the race. “The Granite State is the first state in the country to hold a primary, not the last. This race is far from over, there are still dozens of states and the next one is my beloved South Carolina,” he promised, returning to his state immediately after the vote in New Hampshire to start campaigning immediately.
Trump also has a 30-point lead in the “Palmetto State,” although recent primaries have revealed some of the former president’s weaknesses heading into November. As the Wall Street Journal points out, the tycoon risks losing enough moderate Republicans – as well as a significant share of independent voters – to be a problem as a candidate in the general election. against Biden. For example, according to AP VoteCast, 21% of Republicans who voted in New Hampshire said they were so dissatisfied with Trump as a candidate that they would not vote for him in November (in Iowa it was 15%).
As for Biden, the satisfaction of winning in a state where he wasn't even a candidate – his most credible rival, Dean Phillips, still polled much higher than expected – didn't last long. The president is increasingly concerned about the polls and has decided to send two of his most trusted advisers to the White House to manage the campaign, as suggested by Barack Obama. They are deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon, a former 2020 campaign manager, and Mike Donilon, Biden's political adviser since the 1980s.
The initiative reveals the president and his aides' growing fear that the campaign will not succeed as Trump's campaign increasingly becomes the focus of attention and debate.
The White House occupant has also been attacked by some of his supporters for disappearing from the radar in these days of primaries, when he should be enjoying the support of the United Automobile Workers Union (UAW), the largest and most powerful. Auto sector union that, under the leadership of Shawn Fain, defeated the industry giants after a long strike and won a new contract with better conditions. The union leader is a strong critic of Trump and his organization's support of the president would be a major blow, especially in Michigan, one of the swing states in the Midwest and where the American auto industry is concentrated.
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