At a recent rally in New Hampshire, former President Donald Trump outlined his strategy for healing the political divisions in the United States. His solution, he told reporters from NTD and other outlets, is “success”. The rally in Laconia was Trump’s final campaign stop in the Granite State before the nation’s first primary.
Trump, who is currently competing against former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley for the nomination, declined to comment on whether she should withdraw from the race, stating that it was entirely her decision. Despite some polls showing Haley and Trump in a close race in New Hampshire, Trump expressed confidence about his chances of victory, predicting a significant margin of victory.
Several notable figures, including Vivek Ramaswamy, biotech entrepreneur, Doug Burgum, Governor of North Dakota, and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), took the stage to express their support for Trump. Ramaswamy praised Trump as a leader capable of leading the country to victory, highlighting several reasons for supporting Trump, including sealing the border, restoring law and order, fighting inflation, and reviving national pride.
Governor Burgum criticized Biden’s economic and energy policies as disastrous, asserting that under Trump, the nation was safer and economically better off. He called for Trump’s return to address the rising costs of gas, food, and home heating caused by Biden’s policies.
Sen. Scott engaged the crowd by rallying for four more years of Trump’s leadership, focusing on low inflation and high law and order during Trump’s tenure.
The rally was briefly interrupted by hecklers believed to be climate protesters, who have been disrupting a series of GOP events in the state. They were quickly escorted out by security amidst boos from Trump’s supporters. During Trump’s speech, a call to “Free the J6ers!” was heard, to which Trump responded affirmatively.
The New Hampshire primary will be a critical test for Haley, who finished third in Iowa and is the only other contender still vying for the nomination. Despite Trump’s significant lead nationwide, a win in New Hampshire could potentially provide Haley with the momentum needed to pose a serious challenge to Trump. However, failure to secure a victory in New Hampshire could spell trouble for Haley’s presidential ambitions. A win for Trump, on the other hand, would likely solidify his position as the Republican nominee.