GOP presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley threw some shade at rival former President Trump by way of a fake Halloween costume Thursday.
Haley posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, a picture of photoshopped packaging for a Halloween costume which is labeled as the “Weakest General Election Candidate Ever” and says it includes “$50M in legal fees,” “terrible poll numbers,” “social media rants” and “temper tantrums.” It also notes that it doesn’t include a “private jet” and “Diet Coke.”
“Democrats are ecstatic about the prospect of running against Donald Trump,” Haley wrote. “They couldn’t dream up a worse general election candidate if they tried. Between his legal drama, his terrible poll numbers, and his confusion, Trump will hand Democrats a big victory.”
A poll from Wednesday found that the former president would not get the votes of a majority of swing state voters if convicted of a crime. Fifty-three percent of respondents in the Bloomberg News/Morning Consult survey said they didn’t want to vote for Trump if he is convicted in one of his various criminal cases.
Despite Haley’s swipe at the former president, another recent poll found her trailing in her home state of South Carolina, where she had previously served as governor, amongst potential Republican primary voters by 26 points. The Monmouth University-Washington Post poll found 58 percent backing Trump versus 32 percent backing the former U.N. ambassador.
Trump said in a post on Truth Social last week that anyone who contributes to Haley would be “permanently barred from the MAGA camp.”
“Anybody that makes a ‘Contribution’ to Birdbrain, from this moment forth, will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp,” Trump wrote, using the nickname he calls Haley. “We don’t want them, and will not accept them, because we Put America First, and ALWAYS WILL!”
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