Trump Wins New Hampshire Within Minutes Of Polls Closing

January 23, 2024
Republican presidential hopeful and former US President Donald Trump looks on, flanked by son Eric Trump (L) and daughter-in-law Lara Trump, during an Election Night Party in Nashua, New Hampshire, on January 23, 202... Republican presidential hopeful and former US President Donald Trump looks on, flanked by son Eric Trump (L) and daughter-in-law Lara Trump, during an Election Night Party in Nashua, New Hampshire, on January 23, 2024. Donald Trump won the key New Hampshire primary Tuesday, moving him ever closer to locking in the Republican presidential nomination and securing an extraordinary White House rematch with Joe Biden. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 23, 2024

The Donald Trump show continues in New Hampshire after the Associated Press called the primary for him as soon as polls closed.

The state, with its high number of unaffiliated voters, independent streak and high level of educational attainment, gave Nikki Haley her best shot at making Trump’s campaign wobble and giving herself a boost of momentum. That is not developing, as Trump is headed for a comfortable margin of victory.

Haley gave a victory-esque speech early — “we got close to half the vote” — and vowed to stay in the race. She cast her sights on to South Carolina — where Trump is currently walloping her by nearly 40 points.

Trump gave a very angry speech, fixated on Haley’s, and issued a vaguely ominous threat that Haley would come under investigation for unidentified reasons (and that DeSantis would have too, if he hadn’t dropped out).

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The Donald Trump show continues in New Hampshire after the Associated Press called the primary for him as soon as polls closed.

The state, with its high number of unaffiliated voters, independent streak and high level of educational attainment, gave Nikki Haley her best shot at making Trump’s campaign wobble and giving herself a boost of momentum. That is not developing, as Trump is headed for a comfortable margin of victory.

Haley gave a victory-esque speech early — “we got close to half the vote” — and vowed to stay in the race. She cast her sights on to South Carolina — where Trump is currently walloping her by nearly 40 points.

Trump gave a very angry speech, fixated on Haley’s, and issued a vaguely ominous threat that Haley would come under investigation for unidentified reasons (and that DeSantis would have too, if he hadn’t dropped out).

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  1. The situation’s rather sticky
    For former MAGA hottie Nikki.
    Her opponent’s more than icky
    The whole thing makes me sicky.

  2. I devoutly wish Haley beats and humiliates Trump, gets the nomination and that then Trump spends the rest of the year seeking vengeance on her. But, you know, whatever.

  3. Trump for the drubbing.

    Trouble with rainmaking is that eventually, eventually the rain has to fall.

  4. “…the best (maybe, only) chance to infuse the Republican primary with some drama…”

    And there you have it, what it’s all about: Drama. The ultimate high, the gotta-have drug. Americans are addicted to drama, and if their habit-pushing teevee enablers can’t find any…well, Hell, they’ll just manufacture some!

    This race was never in doubt, but that didn’t stop our infotainment cable and broadcast industry from laughably pretending otherwise – with a shoutout to their print co-conspirators, of course, scouring rural diners across our nation’s Pink Belt for the most provincial, low-information rubes imaginable.

    ("…where they discussed politics over peach cobbler and iced tea…")

    The “verdict” is already in, but it has nothing to do with Nikki Haley.

  5. Trump is the cuckoo being raised in the GOP’s nest. The longer he remains in their clutch, the more destructive his presence will be. The base is convinced he’s one of them, but he’s going to suck all the wealth and influence from the party as the base continues to dote on him and eschew their actual political candidates.

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