Former President Trump took aim at former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday during his last rally before the New Hampshire primary on Monday.
“Here in New Hampshire Nikki Haley has made an unholy alliance with RINOs, Never Trumpers, Americans for no prosperity,” Trump said speaking to a crowd in Laconia, N.H., referring to Haley’s support from the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity.“Globalists and radical left communists to get liberals and Biden supporters to vote for her in the Republican primary.”
“The radical left Democrats are supporting Nikki for one simple reason because they know that she’s very easy to beat,” Trump said.
The former president also hit at New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who has endorsed Haley in the primary.
“You do have to do one thing, you have to get the Democrats to stop voting in a Republican primary,” Trump said. “What’s that all about? That’s a weak governor that would allow that.”
New Hampshire is an open primary state where Independents can vote in Democratic and Republican primaries. However, registered Democrats are only allowed to vote in a Democratic primary in the state and had until last October to change their party affiliation.
While Trump dug in on his attacks against Haley, he had kinder words for his former 2024 rivals who endorsed him. Trump was joined on stage at one point during the rally by former challengers Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
“That’s a great group of people. You’ll be seeing a lot of them,” Trump said, referring to Scott, Burgum, and Ramaswamy.
Trump and Haley will go head-to-head for the first time in this cycle on Tuesday in New Hampshire where Haley is seeking to dent the former president’s momentum in the presidential primary.
Haley has sharpened her attacks against Trump in the final stretch before New Hampshire, most recently questioning his cognitive state after he appeared to mix Haley up with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Don’t be surprised if you [have] someone that’s 80 in office, their mental stability is going to continue to decline, that’s just human nature. We know that,” Haley said.
However, Haley is facing tough odds in the Granite State and beyond.
The Hill’s Decision Desk HQ average shows Haley trailing Trump 47.6 percent to 35.9 percent in New Hampshire. In Haley’s home state of South Carolina, she is behind the former president 61 percent to 27.3 percent.
But Haley’s campaign says they are seeing momentum following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) exit from the race on Sunday. On Monday, her campaign said that it raised $500,000 in the 24 hours since DeSantis dropped out of the race.
Additionally, Haley’s campaign says it is full steam ahead, with plans to launch a $4 million ad buy in South Carolina the day after the New Hampshire primary.