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Sarah Matthews Supports Haley Despite Trump’s Warning

In a bold political move, Sarah Matthews, a former staffer of ex-President Donald Trump, has openly endorsed Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

This action defies Trump’s recent warnings against supporting her.

Matthews’ Direct Endorsement

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“Done,” Matthews announced on X, alongside a donation link to Haley’s campaign.

She encouraged others to join her, saying, “Join me in donating to @NikkiHaley here.”

Trump’s Unique Political Strategy

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Trump recently declared a policy to isolate supporters of his political opponents.

His focus remains on strengthening the “MAGA camp,” rooted in his 2016 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

Trump’s Social Media Ultimatum

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In a social media post, Trump made his stance clear. He remarked, “When I ran for Office and won, I noticed that the losing Candidate’s ‘Donors’ would immediately come to me, and want to ‘help out.’”

Exclusion from MAGA Camp

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Trump warned, “Anybody that makes a ‘Contribution’ to Birdbrain, from this moment forth, will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp.”

“Birdbrain” is his derogatory nickname for Haley.

Matthews’ Shift in Politics

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Matthews served as deputy press secretary under Trump until her resignation following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

Her political views have since shifted noticeably.

Matthews’ Growing Criticism of Trump

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Post-resignation, Matthews has been critical of Trump.

She even suggested supporting President Biden over Trump in the general election, to prioritize democracy over policy.

Testimony Against Trump

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Matthews’ political departure from Trump was further highlighted by her actions.

She testified to the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection.

Trump’s Recent Primary Success

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Trump’s efforts against Haley follow closely after his recent victory in the New Hampshire primary.

He led by about 11 percentage points in this contest, as reported by Decision Desk HQ.

Trump’s Rift with McEnany

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Trump also publicly criticized Kayleigh McEnany, his former press secretary.

This criticism was for her advice on uniting the Republican Party during a Fox News segment.

Disregarding McEnany’s Advice

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On Truth Social, Trump expressed his disdain for McEnany’s advice.

He stated, “I don’t need any advice from RINO Kayleigh McEnany on Fox.”

Trump’s Emphasis on Victory

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Trump boasted about his recent primary win, dismissing McEnany’s suggestions.

He said, “Just had a GIANT VICTORY over a badly failing candidate, ‘Birdbrain,’ and she’s telling me what I can do better.”

Trump’s Direct Message to McEnany

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Trump concluded his message to McEnany by advising her to redirect her counsel. “Save your advice for Nikki!” he proclaimed, firmly.

GOP’s Internal Turmoil

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The ongoing developments indicate a turbulent period within the GOP.

This turmoil highlights the complex dynamics of loyalty and dissent within the party.

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