GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley says she’s staying in the race because she’s “weakening” front-runner Donald Trump, and drawing more people into the Republican party.
“I’m weakening Trump because of who Trump is,” Haley said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “Telling the truth in a primary is very important, so that’s what I’m doing.”
“I’m going to win,” she added, and “I’m strengthening the party because I bring more people into the Republican Party, instead of pushing people away like Trump.”
Haley claims she will stay running for Super Tuesday on March 5, and will not back down, claiming Americans want an option other than Trump versus President Joe Biden.
“The fact that we would have a coronation after two months is absurd,” she told the Journal. “The country needs to pay attention to those 70% of Americans and not the media, who are trying to say this is going to be Trump and Biden.”
Haley says Trump won’t be able to win enough independent voters and women to win the election again.
“By nature, I think women look for authenticity,” she told the outlet. “They look for someone who is genuine, and they look for someone who is honest, and they don’t feel like he represents someone they want their kids to look at.”
“I think parents in general are not comfortable with his behavior.”