The New Hampshire Primary is in the books.
Donald Trump made history once again.
And Donald Trump offered a brutal one-word assessment of Nikki Haley’s finish in New Hampshire.
Donald Trump became the first Republican who wasn’t an incumbent President to win the New Hampshire Primary and the Iowa Caucus.
This feat is difficult to pull off as you need to appeal to a heavily Evangelical electorate in Iowa and a more moderate, northeastern set of Republicans in New Hampshire.
And usually the issues and strategies that win over Evangelicals repel New Hampshire voters and vice versa.
But the fact that Trump set records for the number of votes won in both Iowa and New Hampshire shows that Donald Trump still holds an iron grip on the GOP, and it’s time for the establishment to throw in the towel in their quest to drag RINO former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to the nomination.
Haley certainly didn’t see it that way.
During her speech following the polls closing, Haley declared her intentions to fight on, marveled at the fact she came in second place in a two-person race and began attacking Trump for being too old.
Trump used his speech to slam Haley for trying to gaslight voters into thinking she really was the winner.
“In life you can’t let people get away with bulls***,” Trump declared. “You just can’t do that. When I watched her, the fancy dress, it probably wasn’t so I said, what is she doing? We won.”
Prior to the vote, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu – who endorsed Haley – claimed Haley would defeat Trump in a “landslide” in the Primary.
Winning was Haley’s only narrow path forward and Haley came up far short of that goal as Trump cruised to an 11-point victory.
“I said, ‘Wow, she’s doing a speech like she won.’ She didn’t win. She lost,” Trump continued. “Let’s not have somebody take a victory lap when she had a very bad night. She had a very bad night.”
Trump drove the dagger even farther, lambasting Haley as an “imposter” for trying to deliver a victory speech on a night she got blown out.
“I said, ‘I can go up and say to everybody, “Thank you for the victory,” it’s wonderful,’ or I can go up and say, ‘Who the hell was the imposter that went up on the stage before and, like, claimed a victory?’ She did very poorly, actually. She had to win. The Governor said she’s going to win, then she failed badly.”
Haley was an imposter in another sense as well.
Republicans quickly figured out the pro-Ukraine, pro-open borders, pro-national sales tax Haley was an imposter claiming to be a conservative.
That’s why among registered Republicans Trump thrashed Haley 74 to 25 percent,