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Trump Becomes the Republican’s “Presumptive Nominee” After Rival Nikki Haley’s Exit From Race

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Source: Livemint

Former President Donald Trump has emerged as the sole major contender in the Republican presidential primary race after his rival, Nikki Haley, suspended her campaign following a series of losses on Super Tuesday. 

With Haley’s exit, Trump is effectively poised to secure the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential race, although the official delegate count is still pending. This would pave the way for a potential rematch with President Joe Biden in November.

The Republican National Committee wasted no time declaring Trump the party’s “presumptive nominee” in a statement released on Wednesday. In response to Haley’s decision to suspend her campaign, Trump took a jab at her and characterized her supporters as “Radical Left Democrats,” urging them to join his movement, which he dubbed the “greatest in the history of our Nation.”

Haley, who had been critical of Trump’s prospects in a general election, emphasized that it was now up to Trump to earn voters’ support within and beyond the Republican Party. However, Trump remained confident in garnering support, dismissing concerns about losing Republican voters and expressing his conviction that Biden is the worst president in U.S. history.

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As Trump solidifies his position as the presumptive nominee, he is also seeking to reshape the leadership of the Republican National Committee. At an upcoming party gathering in Houston, current RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and co-chair Drew McKissick are expected to resign, clearing the path for Trump-endorsed replacements, including Michael Whatley and Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law.

According to Trump campaign adviser Chris LaCivita, the restructured RNC will focus on election integrity, aligning with Trump’s ongoing efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. Additionally, the Trump campaign operation merger with the RNC is expected to bolster fundraising efforts, enabling the party to compete more effectively with its Democratic counterparts.

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However, Haley has expressed concerns about the direction of the RNC under Trump’s influence, warning that it could become a vehicle primarily focused on supporting Trump’s interests. Despite Trump’s call for Haley’s supporters to rally behind him, she refrained from endorsing him, signaling potential divisions within the party.

As Trump shifts his focus to the general election, he faces the dual challenge of maintaining his campaign momentum while confronting legal battles, including the impending start of one of his criminal trials in New York. Despite these challenges, Trump remains undeterred, asserting his commitment to his legal defense and reelection campaign.

ALSO READ: Nikki Haley Claims She No Longer Feels Bound by GOP Pledge To Support Final Nominee

The dynamics of the upcoming presidential race are set against the backdrop of deepening divisions within the Republican Party and contrasting visions for the future, underscoring the high stakes of the November election. 

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As Trump prepares to embark on his campaign journey again, the political landscape remains as unpredictable and contentious as ever.

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