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Nikki Haley to pull out of GOP presidential race

Nikki Haley to pull out of GOP presidential race Photo: US Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley

Donald Trump will become the Republican candidate for president, as his last competitor Nikki Haley is set to withdraw from the race, according to SkyNews.

According to the media, the 52-year-old former governor of South Carolina positioned herself as a strong conservative and a youthful alternative to the 77-year-old Trump. She was also seen as a choice for Republicans who were weary of Trump's constant legal troubles, including attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and his handling of national security documents.

However, Haley lost the first five candidate nomination contests, and all but one in the primaries on Super Tuesday. The only lead she secured was in Vermont, preventing Trump from achieving a complete victory.

Trump's position on Haley has sharply changed

Haley served as the ambassador to the UN for almost two years during Trump's presidency, and when she resigned, he called her a "very special" person.

However, in the last months of the election campaign, he changed his stance.

He used her heritage as the daughter of Indian immigrants as an argument for racist attacks and made false statements about her eligibility for the White House, despite her being born in South Carolina.

In response, Haley called Trump "unhinged," stating that he is too chaotic and divisive to be an effective president. She also criticized him for his admiration of dictators, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Presidential election in the US

The US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024. According to forecasts, the main contenders for the Democratic candidacy are the incumbent president, Joe Biden, and the Republican, Donald Trump. Additionally, the Republican race includes former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

On March 2, Trump won the Republican caucuses in Missouri and Idaho, receiving all the delegates' votes from Michigan. The politician also secured victory in the caucuses in the state of North Dakota.

On March 4, the first time in the campaign, the politician lost the primary to Haley in the Columbia district.

According to a survey by The New York Times and Siena College, as of the beginning of March, Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by five points. 48% of respondents are ready to support Trump in the election, while Biden has the support of 43%.

Let's note that the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, and former President Donald Trump, won first place in the nationwide primary election in the majority of states.