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Trump Claims He Lost to Haley in D.C. Because He ‘Purposely Stayed Away’<!-- wp:html --><p>Jay Paul/Reuters</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/donald-j-trump">Donald Trump</a>’s undefeated run in <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/2024-presidential-election">Republican primary races</a> came to an end Sunday with <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/nikki-haley">Nikki Haley</a>’s victory in <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/washington-dc">Washington, D.C.</a>, but the former president claimed to be unfazed by the defeat, which—according to him—was simply part of the plan.</p> <p>“I purposely stayed away from the D.C. Vote because it is the ‘Swamp,’ with very few delegates, and no upside,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post, echoing the sentiments of his campaign press secretary, who <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianKarem/status/1764473876728418750">claimed</a> Haley’s victory was tantamount to her having been “crowned Queen of the Swamp.” “Birdbrain spent all of her time, money and effort there,” Trump added.</p> <p>The former <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/south-carolina">South Carolina</a> governor’s first victory in the Republican nominating process came after Trump won in the first eight states. “Over the weekend we won <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/missouri">Missouri</a>, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/idaho">Idaho</a>, and <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/michigan">Michigan</a> - BIG NUMBERS - Complete destruction of a very weak opponent,” Trump wrote. “The really big numbers will come on Super Tuesday.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-claims-he-lost-to-haley-in-dc-because-he-purposely-stayed-away">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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Donald Trump’s undefeated run in Republican primary races came to an end Sunday with Nikki Haley’s victory in Washington, D.C., but the former president claimed to be unfazed by the defeat, which—according to him—was simply part of the plan.

“I purposely stayed away from the D.C. Vote because it is the ‘Swamp,’ with very few delegates, and no upside,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post, echoing the sentiments of his campaign press secretary, who claimed Haley’s victory was tantamount to her having been “crowned Queen of the Swamp.” “Birdbrain spent all of her time, money and effort there,” Trump added.

The former South Carolina governor’s first victory in the Republican nominating process came after Trump won in the first eight states. “Over the weekend we won Missouri, Idaho, and Michigan – BIG NUMBERS – Complete destruction of a very weak opponent,” Trump wrote. “The really big numbers will come on Super Tuesday.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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