A lively interview with Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley produced several unexpected moments on the latest episode of Fox & Friends.
On the day of the New Hampshire primary, the co-hosts of the popular program clashed with former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley on whether or not she would drop out if she failed to win the all important early state.
However, Haley resisted vehemently when confronted with the idea.
“If you don’t win today, do you go on to South Carolina?” co-host Ainsley Earhardtasked Haley.
“You don’t want to go into your state and lose that state if you stay in the race, because we’d love to see you in some other capacity down the road. What is your response to that? Do you get out if you lose today?” Earhardt continued.
“No, I don’t get out if I lose today. First of all, again, I’m going to say this: we’ve had 56,000 people vote for Donald Trump. And you’re going to say that’s what the country wants. That’s not what the country wants. We’re going to have New Hampshire vote today. They deserve to have the power of their voice.” Haley shot back.
“But do you worry the Iowa polls were right? Right now you’re down double digits in probably the last three major polls. And in South Carolina, I think you’re down 40 or 50 points. So you think those polls are that dramatically wrong, and you can make up that difference?” Earhardt said in response.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade joined in the attack on Haley, asking “There’s no scenario where it stops tonight?”
“I’m going to fight no matter what. I don’t care how much y’all want to coordinate Donald Trump. At the end of the day, that’s not what Americans want. Americans want a choice. And we’re going to give them that same.” Haley said.
“Coronate, lie, not tell the truth, what you said on the couch. I’m really wondering why you think we’re the enemy.” Kilmeade said in response.
“Because I’ve looked at the media, look at the media saying, ‘Oh, this is Donald Trump’s to have,’ look at the political class all coalescing and saying, ‘everybody needs to get out.’ That’s not democracy. That’s not who we are, who we are. When have we ever had two people down to two people in New Hampshire? And you say, oh, it’s over. We don’t do that. South Carolina is an amazing state.” Haley concluded.