Trump brushes off Haley primary voters: ‘Those voters are all coming to me’

Former President Trump brushed off the idea of losing voters who went for former GOP presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley in the primaries Thursday.

“Well, she got very few voters relatively … I got almost, I guess, close to 90 percent,” the former president said when asked if he will try to recapture voters who went for Haley in primaries like Wisconsin in an interview on Scripps News with the outlet’s Charles Benson.

“She got very few voters,” Trump continued. “And those voters are all coming to me, and you may have a lot of Democrats in there because they have a very tricky little system. But those voters are coming to me. We just did a poll where we’re leading [President Biden] by a lot in Wisconsin … when I say a lot, we’re leading by 2 or 3 points, we have one where we’re leading him by 5 points.”

Trump’s comments come after a string of GOP primaries in which Haley garnered significant support from voters despite dropping out a few months ago. The former United Nations ambassador earned 20 percent of the vote in the Maryland primary, 18 percent in the Nebraska primary and 9.4 percent in the West Virginia primary, all of which happened earlier this week, according to election results from Decision Desk HQ.

President Biden and his campaign have made moves to attempt to woo Haley voters amid their apparent dissatisfaction with the former president.

“Donald Trump made it clear he doesn’t want Nikki Haley’s supporters,” Biden said in March. “I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign.”

The Biden campaign also dropped an advertisement earlier this year with clips of Trump criticizing Haley amid the GOP presidential primary, giving the warning, “If you voted for Nikki Haley, Donald Trump doesn’t want your vote.”

Haley also received 21.7 percent of the vote in the Indiana primary last week, according to election results from Decision Desk HQ.

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