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Ahead of New Hampshire Primary, Nikki Haley Says U.S. Was Never a Racist Country

HeadlineJan 18, 2024

Trump’s trial is occurring just ahead of New Hampshire’s Republican primary on Tuesday, the first primary in the nation. On Wednesday, ABC canceled its New Hampshire Republican debate after former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley refused to participate if Trump did not take part, as well. Trump has so far declined to debate any of his Republican challengers.

Haley is facing criticism this week after claiming the United States was never a racist country. She made the comment during an interview on Fox News.

Brian Kilmeade: “Are you a racist party? Are you involved in a racist party?”

Nikki Haley: “No. We’re not a racist country, Brian. We’ve never been a racist country.”

Haley’s comment comes just weeks after she failed to mention slavery as one of the causes of the U.S. Civil War.

In other campaign news, a judge in Maine has suspended a decision by the state’s secretary of state to remove Donald Trump from the primary ballot for violating the insurrectionist clause of the 14th Amendment. The judge said the U.S. Supreme Court should weigh in on Trump’s eligibility first. The high court is hearing oral arguments on February 8.

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