Nikki Haley Drops Out Of 2024 US Presidential Election

Nikki Haley has ended her White House bid, virtually ensuring Donald Trump will be the 2024 Republican nominee.

“The time has come now to suspend my campaign. I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that,” Haley said in a speech Wednesday morning, hours after the last Super Tuesday results were tabulated.

The 52-year-old then congratulated Trump, 77, but didn’t go as far as to endorse him — instead challenging him to get her supporters on his side.

“It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support [him]. And I hope he does that,” Haley said.

Meanwhile, President Biden issued an invitation to Haley voters to consider joining his campaign.

“Donald Trump made it clear he doesn’t want Nikki Haley’s supporters. I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign. I know there is a lot we won’t agree on. But on the fundamental issues of preserving American democracy, on standing up for the rule of law, on treating each other with decency and dignity and respect, on preserving NATO and standing up to America’s adversaries, I hope and believe we can find common ground,” the Democrat said in a statement.

The former South Carolina governor had said she would stay in the race if she remained “competitive,” but kept a noticeably lower profile ahead of Tuesday’s contests in 15 states.

The campaign had long said Super Tuesday — where 865 GOP delegates were awarded — would be a critical point in the race and that her path to victory against Trump would be an “uphill battle.” Haley barnstormed the country after suffering defeat in her home state of South Carolina on Feb. 24, telling supporters in Washington on Friday she was “going to fight for Super Tuesday.”

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