With the Iowa caucuses within the rearview mirror, the 2024 presidential election continued on Wednesday with GOP candidates hitting the path in New Hampshire forward of the state’s major election Tuesday.
Donald Trump gained Iowa by a large margin Monday and the 2 different remaining GOP candidates – former Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Ron DeSantis – want to blunt among the former president’s momentum.
Here’s what occurred up to now immediately:
Trump ups his assaults on Haley: Trump went after Haley whereas referring to her by her first identify, Nimarata, within the newest instance of Trump utilizing racist canine whistles to assault his GOP presidential rival. He misspelled Nimarata as “Nimrada” as he attacked her in a brand new put up on his social media platform Fact Social. These feedback got here after he just lately amplified a put up that falsely claimed Haley was ineligible to run for president as a result of her dad and mom weren’t US residents on the time of her beginning.
Haley city corridor: CNN will host a GOP presidential city corridor with Haley tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET from New England Faculty in Henniker, New Hampshire, hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper. She was set to host a rally this night in Rochester alongside Gov. Chris Sununu, who has endorsed her. She had flown to South Carolina final night time to go to her hospitalized father, who has since been launched and is doing nicely, a supply near Haley instructed CNN.
DeSantis super-PAC lays off some workers: By no means Again Down, the tremendous PAC supporting DeSantis, let go of an undisclosed variety of paid workers, a supply with information of the political operation instructed CNN. The layoffs embrace the group’s Tremendous Tuesday operation, some key senior workers and the group centered on Nevada, in accordance with a supply near the group.
DeSantis focuses on South Carolina: The DeSantis marketing campaign is transferring a majority of its workers to South Carolina, in accordance with a senior marketing campaign official, reflecting the marketing campaign’s elevated give attention to the state. He deliberate to fly again to Florida Wednesday night time, return to New Hampshire on Friday, and marketing campaign in South Carolina on Saturday and Sunday.
Trump busy in court docket: Trump, in the meantime, was in New York attending the contentious second day of his civil defamation trial to find out how a lot, if any, damages the previous president should pay to E. Jean Carroll for his 2019 defamatory statements about Carroll’s sexual assault allegations. He was anticipated to fly to New Hampshire for a rally later this night.
The put up was up to date with particulars about Haley’s journey final night time again to South Carolina.