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Former President Donald Trump opened up this week about his family, specifically emphasizing his wife, Melania Trump.
During an interview on Fox News, the 45th president commended Melania for her intellect, saying that she played a substantial role throughout his tenure and would persist in doing so.
“She’s very smart and a very compassionate person. She wants to make America great again, too,” Trump said. “And I would rely on her for advice and all others.
When asked about the 2020 election, Trump spoke about the challenges his family faced due to their involvement in politics. “They did such a great job last time, and they were gone after by people that were very unfair,” he said, alluding to the scrutiny and investigations his family underwent.
Trump said the Republican Party is “very united” behind his candidacy and that he is “very honored” by his victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night.
While speaking to Fox News, the 45th president spoke about his victory over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the first-in-the-nation primary. Last week, Trump triumphed in the Iowa Caucuses as well.
“I’m very honored by the result,” Trump said, adding that he is “looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country.”
Haley saw New Hampshire as a favorable environment because the state’s legendary presidential primary has long been a gathering place for independent voters, who comprise about 40% of the electorate and may cast ballots in either major party’s contest. Additionally, Haley invested a great deal of time and money in the state, winning over well-liked Republican Governor Chris Sununu with his support.
However, Trump dominated for a second straight week, easily winning both of the crucial early voting states.
When asked if he felt Haley should suspend her campaign, he said, “I don’t know. She should.”
“She should because, otherwise, we have to keep wasting money instead of spending on Biden,” Trump said. “If she doesn’t drop out, we have to waste money instead of spending it on Biden, which is our focus.”
“The party is very united except for her,” Trump said. “The party is very united, and we’re looking forward to going against the worst president in the history of our country.”
President Joe Biden declared that Trump “will be the nominee” following Trump’s landslide victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night in the Republican presidential primary.
In a statement emailed to Mediaite, Biden framed Trump as the presumptive victor and thanked voters who helped his write-in campaign, which led to him winning the Democratic primary in New Hampshire.
“It is now clear that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. And my message to the country is the stakes could not be higher. Our Democracy. Our personal freedoms — from the right to choose to the right to vote. Our economy — which has seen the strongest recovery in the world since COVID. All are at stake. I want to thank all those who wrote my name in this evening in New Hampshire,” the statement read from Biden.
“It was a historic demonstration of commitment to our democratic process. And I want to say to all those Independents and Republicans who share our commitment to core values of our nation — our Democracy, our personal freedoms, an economy that gives everyone a fair shot — to join us as Americans. Let’s remember. We are the United States of America. And there is nothing — nothing — we can’t do if we do it together,” the statement added.
After a one-on-one matchup with former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, Trump emerged victorious in the New Hampshire GOP primary on Tuesday.
Trump used his victory speech to slam Haley after she vowed to continue her campaign.
“I said, wow, she’s doing a speech like she won. She didn’t win. She lost,” Trump said at the Sheraton in Nashua. “Let’s not have somebody take a victory when she had a terrible night. She had a terrible night.”
Trump and his team have encouraged Haley to withdraw from the contest, arguing that her chances of winning the nomination are now slim given his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Where Haley is not running is in the Nevada caucus, which is the next nominating contest and opportunity to get delegates. The primary then moves to South Carolina, the home state of Haley, where Trump is leading in the polls.
Turning to face Scott, whom Haley had appointed to the Senate, Trump declared that his support for Scott must indicate that he truly “hates” Haley. “I simply adore you,” Scott answered.
“We are going to win this. We have no choice. If we don’t win, I think our country is finished,” Trump said.
For her part, Haley is vowing to stay in the race.