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Trump defeats Haley in South Carolina major

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Donald Trump additionally wins the US Republican major in South Carolina – the house state of his competitor Nikki Haley. His nomination because the main candidate within the presidential election is changing into more and more doubtless.

DFormer US President Donald Trump has continued his triumph within the Republican presidential primaries – and likewise defeated his rival Nikki Haley in her residence state of South Carolina. According to consensus forecasts by US media, Trump received the race within the state on the nation's east coast on Saturday. Exact figures weren’t initially obtainable.

“I have never seen the Republican Party as united as it is in this moment,” Trump mentioned as he took a stage to declare his victory simply moments after the polls closed at 7 p.m. He instructed his supporters: “You can celebrate for about 15 minutes, but then we have to get back to work.”

The defeat is especially bitter for the previous UN ambassador Haley: Not solely does the 52-year-old come from South Carolina, she was additionally governor of the state for six years – between 2011 and 2017.

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 23: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Black Conservative Federation Gala on February 23, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina. Former President Trump is campaigning in South Carolina ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on February 24. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Sean Rayford / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Trump was nonetheless the clear favourite in South Carolina. In the survey common of the specialised web site “FiveThirtyEight”, he was not too long ago at 61.6 p.c, Haley solely at 34 p.c. Trump had already received the primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

With Trump's victory in South Carolina, the strain on Haley to throw within the towel is prone to develop. She is Trump's final remaining severe rival within the race for the US Republican presidential nomination. The winner of the primaries will problem incumbent Joe Biden of the US Democrats within the presidential election in November.