GOP presidential candidate and second-place finisher in New Hampshire’s primary Nikki Haley blasted former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying his anger over her performance reflected his insecurity with her own strength in the Republican nominating contest.
Trump handily won the New Hampshire race on Tuesday, bolstering his bid for the Republican nomination and prompting fellow GOPers to flock to endorse him. But Haley did better than some polls anticipated, and she has vowed to remain in the contest. That decision prompted fury and indignation from Trump.
“So we got out there and we did our thing and we said what we had to say, and Donald Trump got out there and just threw a temper tantrum, he pitched a fit,” Haley told supporters in her native South Carolina on Wednesday, which will hold the next competitive race in the GOP primary season. “He was insulting, he was doing what he does.”