Former US President, Donald Trump has won a third consecutive Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday.
Trump won the New Hampshire primary in a one-on-one matchup with his last challenger standing, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, CNN reports.
Haley vowed to remain in the Republican race, saying she’ll now focus on the February 24 primary in her home state of South Carolina.
President Joe Biden began preparations for a general election rematch with Trump as Haley seeks to prove she remains a viable contender.
In reaction to the win, Haley congratulated Trump for his victory at the beginning of her remarks.
Prior to the congratulatory message in what were expected to be celebratory remarks Tuesday night in New Hampshire, Trump instead sounded annoyed that Haley had not yet dropped out of the Republican primary race.
He mocked Haley, calling her an “imposter” who had “claimed victory” despite doing “very poorly.”
Blaming Trump for Republicans’ disappointing performances in the 2018 and 2022 midterms and the 2020 presidential election, Haley used her Tuesday night speech to make her most pointed argument yet about electability arguing Trump is a loser.
She called Trump “the only Republican in the country who Joe Biden can defeat.” Trump is dominating GOP primary polls, but polls also show Haley outperforms him in a hypothetical general election matchup with Biden.