Trump mocks Haley after South Carolina sweep as clock ticks on Haley, who posted $500 million in bonds: LIVE

Trump Tells South Carolina Republican Primary Winner Joe Biden 'You're Fired'

Donald Trump has mocked his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Nikki Haley, after the Charles Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Action Donor Network announced it would no longer support her campaign after she lost the South Carolina primary.

A jubilant Mr Trump wrote on Truth Social on Sunday that Mr Koch and his partners had “played for the suckers from the start”.

The GOP front-runner, after his fourth straight primary win on Saturday, deliberately failed to mention Ms Haley, turning his gaze to Joe Biden and telling the president: “You're fired!”

Earlier in the day, Mr Trump addressed CPAC and compared himself to notorious Depression-era gangster Al Capone and compared illegal immigrants to Hannibal Lecter, warning they would bring a new wave of crime to America and boasting of refusing to step aside. In the face of his ever-increasing legal problems.

Meanwhile, the candidate faces a cash crunch as he faces deadlines for two court-ordered payments: $454 million (including interest) he owes in a New York fraud case and $83.3 million he owes to sex offender Jean Carroll.

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South Carolina primary: Haley's home state comeback fails What now?

Here it is John BowdenAn analysis of what Saturday's result means for Trump's staunch opponent, who is down but not yet firmly out.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 12:00

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South Carolina primary: Lindsey Graham at victory party for Trump supporters

Trump took the stage about 10 minutes after the polls closed in South Carolina on Saturday night and introduced Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, describing him as “a little bit more than some of the people on this stage.”

“I always say, when I'm in trouble on the left, I call Lindsay Graham, and he straightens it out really fast,” he said, as the crowd suddenly erupted into loud noises and someone “is a little bit further away.”

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“No no. Remember, I love him, he's a good man,” Trump said, trying to calm the anger of his supporters.

“Come up here Lindsay.”

Namita Singh The reports spell another worrisome moment for moderate Republicans worried about a MAGA takeover of their party.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 11:30

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South Carolina Primary: Haley says she has a duty to stay in the race despite recent defeat

The former South Carolina governor vowed to fight on Super Tuesday, March 5, as she has consistently done, but things are really starting to look hopeless for her, especially as high-profile donors begin to desert.

More from his latest concession speech can be found below.

Nikki Haley says she has an obligation to stay in the race despite her recent loss to Trump

Despite losing the South Carolina primary to Donald Trump, Nikki Haley believes she “has an obligation” to challenge for the Republican presidential nomination. Addressing supporters on Saturday night (February 24), Ms Haley framed her candidacy as an alternative to voters who do not want to see a rematch between Mr Trump and Joe Biden in November. “I said earlier this week that no matter what happens in South Carolina, I will continue to run for president. I'm a woman of my word,” Ms. Haley said. Another 21 states and territories will speak over the next 10 days. They have the right to a real election, not a Soviet-style election with only one candidate. I have an obligation to give them that choice.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 11:00

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South Carolina primary: Trump tells Biden 'you're fired' after coasting to victory

Let's look back at another big weekend at Trump World.

After winning his fourth straight primary in South Carolina on Saturday night, the GOP front-runner delivered a triumphant speech, purposefully avoiding even mentioning rival Nikki Haley as she turned her sights on Joe Biden instead.

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“We're going to be here on November 5th and we're going to see Joe Biden,” Mr Trump told his audience.

“He's destroying our country, and we're going to say, 'Joe, you're fired.' Get out. Get out, Joe. You're fired.''

Here he is, courtesy IndiTV.

Trump Tells South Carolina Republican Primary Winner Biden 'You're Fired'

Donald Trump celebrated his comfortable victory in the South Carolina Republican primary, predicting that he will defeat Joe Biden in a possible presidential runoff in November. The former president defeated challenger Nikki Haley in her home state Saturday night (Feb. 24) for a fourth straight primary victory. “We're going to be here on November 5th and we're going to see Joe Biden,” Mr Trump said as the crown loudly cheered him on. “He's destroying our country and we're going to say, 'Joe, you're fired.' Get out. Get out, Joe. You're fired.'” Mr Trump compared himself to Al Capone during a CPAC speech on Saturday.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 10:30

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Trump's obscene gold sneakers were mocked with double impersonations on SNL

Shane Gillis and the mighty James Austin Johnson both played Trump on NBC. Saturday Night Live 1992 spoof in the new movie trailer White men cannot jump (It was actually remade last year) Courtesy of “Newsmax Studios”.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 10:00

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True Community: Trump mocks Haley as major donor deserts after South Carolina loss

Donald Trump has wasted no time mocking Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley after Americans for Prosperity Action (AFP Action), the political arm of the conservative donor network led by billionaire Charles Koch, announced she would no longer support him. His campaign after his loss in South Carolina on Saturday.

APF Senior Advisor Emily Seidel said in a note yesterday: “With South Carolina's presidential election and Senate engagement really heating up this weekend, it's time to take stock of where we are — as we always do — and make sure we're optimizing our resources for maximum impact toward our goals. “

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Trump savored the news and downgraded Haley from “birdbrain” to “braindead,” writing on Truth Social that “Charles Koch and his crew played for suckers from the beginning.”

Otherwise he has been busy sending out the usual messages of positive polling and releasing boilerplate about his legal woes.

Joe Sommerlad26 February 2024 09:30

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Trump agrees with Putin that Biden should be president

Donald Trump told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that Joe Biden should be president in 2024. Mr Trump has repeatedly said he has a good personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying they “got on very well”. His tenure as President. “He announced the other day that he wants to see Biden as president, and I agree with him,” Trump said. During a speech on 24 February 2024, it was unclear whether Joe Biden had misspoke, as he continued his usual attacks by calling the president 'Crook Joe' and accusing the president of being mentally ill.

Oliver O'Connell26 Feb 2024 08:45

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ICYMI: Trump is in a good mood ahead of his CPAC speech

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Donald Trump calls wife Melania 'Mercedes' in CPAC speech

Former President Donald Trump called Melania 'Mercedes' while praising his wife in Washington DC. The crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gave the former first lady a standing ovation when Mr Trump described how “people love him”. “Oh, look at that Mercedes, it's really cool,” he said as the audience stood and applauded. On Feb. 24, the same day voters go to the polls in the South Carolina primary, the GOP presidential hopeful delivered a keynote address.

Oliver O'Connell26 Feb 2024 05:45

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Trump says 'conservatives and people of faith' will be 'hunted down' under second Biden administration

Gustaf Glander Reports from Washington, DC:

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