GOP leader says there’s no shower large enough for Trump supporters to rid themselves of his stench

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Now that Nikki Haley has officially dropped out of the GOP primary race, many questions remain. Will her supporters turn to Donald Trump or President Joe Biden? Will she ultimately endorse Trump? Will she leave politics to pursue a career as a greeting card artist?

One Republican is hoping that whatever path she takes, she stands strong on not endorsing Trump.

Geoff Duncan, the former Republican lieutenant governor of Georgia, spoke on CNN about the future of the GOP.

“The next seven months are going to be absolutely brutal watching facts, figures, and evidence come out that Donald Trump lied and tried to coerce people to do awful things. I mean, we’re going to watch this continue to play out.”

“I think Nikki Haley has to continue doing what she’s done. That closing argument was spot on. And to see her change her tune just because she wants to chase a short-term sugar high, I’d disagree with…. She’s done exactly what she needs to do and needs to keep doing. Because if I’m skating to where the puck is going in the Republican Party, Republicans are going to get beat, Joe Biden is going to limp his way into the White House again for a second term.”

“So now we have a whole list of potential candidates that have endorsed Donald Trump and have to take a shower,” he said. “There’s not a big enough shower to wash Donald Trump off you.”

Haley spent her entire campaign launching vicious attacks at Trump, so much so that even California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said she was helping Biden’s campaign. It’s unclear how she’d pivot to an endorsement if she chose to do so.

In her speech announcing she was leaving the race, she congratulated Trump and said she wished him well.

“I wish anyone well who would be America’s president,” she explained. “Our country is too precious to let our differences divide us.”

She then explained that she’s always supported the Republican nominee in the past but quoted Margaraet Thatcher who said, “Never just follow the crowd. Always make up your own mind.”

“It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support him,” she continued. “And I hope he does that. At its best, politics is about bringing people into your cause, not turning them away. And our conservative cause badly needs more people. This is now his time for choosing.”

Despite her success in disparaging Trump, Haley has also taken several problematic stances. She’s claimed America has never been “a racist country” and that the Civil War wasn’t about slavery.

She has also said she will “always fight against” trans women playing girls’ and women’s sports and has vocally opposed Biden’s efforts to restore trans-inclusive school policies that were rolled back during Trump’s presidency, calling the athletic policies “an attack on women’s rights.” She has also said that trans athletes and statements of personal pronouns are proof that the U.S. has “been weakened.”

In January, Haley blamed trans people for the military not being able to meet its recruitment goals in a rant full of false statements.

“For goodness sake, stop making them take gender pronoun classes,” she said, exasperated over something that does not exist. “It’s demoralizing to our military. Stop all these programs that don’t matter!”



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