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Donald Trump’s Last Republican Rival Nikki Haley Pulls Out of Presidential Race

Originally published by SkyNews

Donald Trump is set to be the Republican candidate for president as his last remaining rival Nikki Haley pulled out of the race.

“The time has now come to suspend my campaign,” Ms Haley said. “I have no regrets.”

She said it was likely Mr Trump would be the Republican nominee but did not endorse him.

She said: “It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it. And I hope he does that.”

It means Mr Trump is heading for what is almost certainly going to be a November showdown with the man who beat him in the 2020 election: Democrat Joe Biden.

In a statment this afternoon after she dropped out, Mr Biden said the 52-year-old was “willing to speak the truth about Trump”.

“It takes a lot of courage to run for President – that’s especially true in today’s Republican Party, where so few dare to speak the truth about Donald Trump.

“Nikki Haley was willing to speak the truth about Trump: about the chaos that always follows him, about his inability to see right from wrong, about his cowering before Vladimir Putin.”

He added: “Donald Trump made it clear he doesn’t want Nikki Haley’s supporters. I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign.”

Ms Haley, a former South Carolina governor, had pitched herself as a solid conservative and a younger alternative to Mr Trump, who is 77.

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