Sen. Tim Scott endorsed President Donald Trump’s bid for reelection, leading longtime political pundit Dick Morris to suggest Scott was, in fact, giving a eulogy for Nikki Haley’s campaign. Newsmax’s Erick Mack reports:
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., delivered his endorsement for former President Donald Trump on Friday night in New Hampshire, which all but ends former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s GOP primary hopes, according to presidential campaign adviser Dick Morris on Newsmax.
“You mischaracterized that Scott’s speech as an endorsement: It was really a eulogy,” Morris told “Saturday Report” host Rita Cosby.
“Because when your co-senator from South Carolina comes out against you,” he added, “that’s a eulogy.”
Cosby noted Haley and Scott “are friends” — a potentially stinging endorsement before South Carolina follows Tuesday’s primary vote in New Hampshire — but Morris retorted: “Well, they were.”
“Look, Trump is headed for the most massive victory in New Hampshire,” Morris said. “There were two theories that Nikki Haley had on winning — the path to victory if you would say.
“One was that she was hoping that enough Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents entered the Republican primary to hijack it and basically come in there in order to vote against Donald Trump. Well, she was right. They came in there, but they’re voting for Donald Trump — and so it’s not working.
“And second was she thought that when she collapsed the field to a two-way race, even just in her imagination, all the people who voted for [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis and [Vivek] Ramaswamy and other candidates would now rally for her, because they were anti-Trump, and the fact is that they are now rallying for Donald Trump.
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