Nikki Haley said after Monday’s Iowa caucus that the GOP presidential primary is a “two-person race.”

“I can safely say. Tonight, Iowa made this Republican primary a two-person race!” Haley exclaimed.


She must not be referring to herself.

Haley came in third place at the Iowa caucus.

Fox News reports:

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley finished third in Iowa, far behind former President Donald Trump, but her message looking ahead to New Hampshire is the Republican primary is now a two-person contest.

Her bold claim comes after Haley earned 21,085 caucus votes, or 19.7%, putting her behind second-place finisher Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had 23,420 votes, or 21.2%. Trump trounced all of his challengers, winning an outright majority (51%) with 56,260 votes in a historic caucus victory that resoundingly confirmed his frontrunner status.

Despite finishing third, Haley told supporters gathered at her campaign headquarters at the Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines that she is in the best position to take on Trump as the primary moves on to New Hampshire.

“I was at 2% in the polls. But tonight Iowa did what Iowa always does so well. The pundits will analyze the results from every angle. We get that. But when you look at how we’re doing in New Hampshire, in South Carolina and beyond, I can safely say tonight, Iowa made this Republican primary a two-person race,” Haley said.

Her comments were immediately mocked by Never Back Down, a pro-DeSantis super PAC.

“Nikki Haley repeatedly claimed she was in second place in Iowa. She finished third,” Never Back Down wrote.

One Haley supporter in New Hampshire said he was “disappointed” by her performance in Iowa.

He thought Haley would be a “close second” to Donald Trump.


Haley made another bizarre comment Tuesday morning.

“We’ve had five great debates in this campaign. Unfortunately, Donald Trump has ducked all of them. He has nowhere left to hide. The next debate I do will either be with Donald Trump or with Joe Biden. I look forward to it,” she said.


“Thank you, Iowa! You’re faithful, patriotic & hardworking, and I’m grateful to each of you! Now it’s on to New Hampshire, where this campaign is the last best hope of stopping the Trump-Biden rematch that no one wants. We offer America a better choice,” Haley said.


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