Why voters are backing Nikki Haley when they admit she can’t beat Trump

BEAUFORT, South Carolina — Supporters of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley concede she will likely lose the South Carolina GOP primary to former President Donald Trump on Saturday.

But that hasn’t stopped them from voting for her and encouraging several friends, co-workers, and family members to do the same.

On a sunny Wednesday evening in Beaufort, South Carolina, the city where the famed movie Forrest Gump was partially filmed, numerous South Carolinians told the Washington Examiner their dislike of Trump is fueling their support for Haley’s long-shot presidential campaign.


“Donald Trump is somebody who breaks apart the Constitution, breaks apart the country,” said Greg Schulte, 65, a fervent Haley supporter from Beaufort. “She, I think, can bring it together.”

Schulte wants Haley to continue
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