Donald Trump defeats Nikki Haley in South Carolina primary in early call

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Former President Donald Trump defeated former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley by double digits in South Carolina, her home state, marking his fifth straight win in the 2024 primary schedule.

The Associated Press called the race at 7 p.m. — the same time the polls closed in the Palmetto State.


The Trump victory is an especially embarrassing loss for Haley, who was a popular two-term governor in South Carolina. She and her allies poured more than 14 times the amount of money as Trump and his into the primary but still fell short.

Before the South Carolina primary, Haley claimed she needed to do better with each successive nominating contest starting with Iowa, then New Hampshire, followed by South Carolina.

Haley was asked about the remarks during
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