Former President Donald Trump bashed his GOP primary opponent Nikki Haley Wednesday evening and warned that anyone who contributes to her campaign “will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp.”
“When I ran for Office and won, I noticed that the losing Candidate’s ‘Donors’ would immediately come to me, and want to ‘help out,'” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. “This is standard in Politics, but no longer with me.”
Referring to donors to Haley’s campaign, the former commander-in-chief stated “We don’t want them, and will not accept them, because we Put America First, and ALWAYS WILL!”
Trump’s announcement comes on the heels of a victory in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday.
Despite losing to Trump by 11 points in New Hampshire, and coming in third place behind Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the Iowa Caucus earlier this month, Nikki Haley is continuing her campaign to compete in her home state of South Carolina’s primary on February 24.
“New Hampshire is first in the nation. It is not the last in the nation,” Haley said in a speech to her supporters Tuesday night. “This race is far from over. There are dozens of states left to go, and the next one is my sweet state of South Carolina.”
“She’s doing… a speech like she won,” Trump said of Haley’s speech. “She didn’t win. She lost.”
Current polling averages have Trump leading Haley in South Carolina by about 30 points.