On Thursday, former Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) lost to former president Donald Trump in the U.S. Virgin Islands Republican Caucuses.
By 10:00 p.m. ET, an estimated 99 percent of the votes had been reported. Haley received 64 votes and Trump 182, or 74 percent. At 10:00 p.m. ET, approximately 99 percent of the results had been reported. Haley got 64 votes while Trump received 182, or 74 percent. This is only 26 percent.
After the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, both of which Trump won easily, the third Republican nomination contest for the year has begun.
Haley is the last significant opponent of the 45th president in a field that includes more than 12 candidates. She insists on pursuing her quixotic campaign, despite calls for unity from Republican leaders throughout the country.
A post on Instagram claims that the 45th president spoke to Virgin Islanders Thursday afternoon aboard his Boeing 757 “Trump Force One” as he traveled from Nevada to Nevada. He will almost certainly celebrate another victory in Nevada.
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He wrote, “On my journey from the Great State of Nevada I will be speaking to Patriots of the U.S. Virgin Islands as they vote for the Republican nominee for President.”
As Trump Force One landed at Las Vegas International Airport on Truth Social, the 45th president celebrated his victory in the Virgin Islands in a separate post.
Great News! As we were getting ready to leave for Nevada, we got word that the Virgin Islands Caucus had been won with more than 75% of the votes. He wrote: “I have just called all involved.”
“They deserve to have a good time. It was a great day for the Republican Party, your favorite president, and Democracy.”
Trump Force One landing in Las Vegas, Nevada… pic.twitter.com/a9GuAUYNaW
— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸🦅 (@DanScavino) February 9, 2024
Trump and pastor Ryan Binkley who didn’t receive any delegates in Iowa or New Hampshire are the only two candidates on the Nevada ballot. There were many prominent candidates during the months when Trump led the polls.