Governor: Trump Will Sew Up Nomination Next Month

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said that former President Donald Trump will tie up the Republican nomination in March despite former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) deciding to stay in the race. Abbott’s comments came after Trump won a significant victory over Haley in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary this weekend.

Abbott said during a recent interview that Trump’s victory in South Carolina was “huge.” He said that the latest win followed a series of other victories in other states.

“But last night was even more many-fold because it was a victory by 20 percentage points in a state where Nikki Haley was the governor. So she is beloved more in South Carolina than perhaps any other state in America,” he said.

The governor said that the former president’s former “trajectory” is to sweep the Super Tuesday nominating contests and “be able to have the nomination clinched by the middle part of March.”

“So I would say the wind as strongly at the back of President Trump,” he said.

Abbott said that the party was “unifying” around Trump.

“You can see it in comparison to say, his past primaries and listen the party is far more unified behind President Trump at this particular time that has been an any other race that he’s had,” Abbott said.

Trump won a large victory in the Michigan primary earlier this week.

So far the former president has won every major nominating contest so far. He defeated both Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) by a large margin in the Iowa caucuses, causing DeSantis to leave the race. Trump followed that win with a double-digit victory over Haley in New Hampshire.

Trump carried the Nevada caucuses by a wide vote. He was not on the ballot in that state’s primary election, which was separate. Despite this, Haley lost the race to an option to vote for none of the candidates on the ballot.

Despite Haley’s losses in early states, she has vowed to stay in the Republican race.