We’re getting ready for the GOP primary season to really kick off later this month. The GOP candidates have been hitting all the early states, like Iowa and New Hampshire, trying to consolidate and increase their support and heighten their numbers.
But when you’re trying to get people to vote for you, it may not be a good thing to say that their actions need to be “corrected.”
However, GOP candidate Nikki Haley got herself into a bit of trouble when she did that while she was talking to voters in New Hampshire. She was talking with them about what Iowa voters would do and then she commented on how they, the New Hampshire voters, would “correct” what was done in the Iowa caucuses later this month.
New Hampshire Nikki supporters and Nikki literally laughing and mocking Iowa voters. The audio and visual is just brutal for her.
— HJoseph (@DontShedOnMe_1) January 4, 2024
“We have an opportunity to get this right. And I know we’ll get it right, and I trust you. I trust every single one of you. You know how to do this. You know Iowa starts it. You know that you correct it,” she said at a campaign event in New Hampshire.
“And then my sweet state of South Carolina brings it home. That’s what we do,” she added.
What does she think needs correcting? It sounds like she thinks she isn’t going to do well in Iowa, but she feels like she has a better shot in New Hampshire.
The problem? While those voters in New Hampshire laughed, some believed that those remarks would not play very well in Iowa.
They’re not gonna like this in Iowa… https://t.co/LBYhsLJVF7
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 4, 2024
Iowa local news outlets are already covering it, saying Haley is now finding herself in “hot water.”
“Nikki Haley’s finding herself in hot water.”
WATCH: Local Iowa news is already covering Nikki Haley insulting every Iowa caucus goer. pic.twitter.com/IsumPrOEax
— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) January 4, 2024
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (who has endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis) also shot back at Haley, “I trust Iowans to make their own decisions. No ‘corrections’ needed.”
I trust Iowans to make their own decisions. No “corrections” needed!
— Kim Reynolds (@KimReynoldsIA) January 4, 2024
Her comments may not help when she’s supposedly neck. and neck with DeSantis.
DeSantis and Haley are currently neck and neck in the state, polling at an average of 18 percent and 17.1 percent, respectively, according to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ polling average. However, it’s unlikely that either candidate will catch former President Trump, who is polling at an average of 51.6 percent in Iowa.
DeSantis and Haley are scheduled for separate CNN town halls in Des Moines, Iowa, that will be aired back-to-back Thursday.
Haley also has had some problems lately with comments about the Civil War (not mentioning slavery as a cause) and being called a flip-flopper like John Kerry by a nine-year-old boy in New Hampshire.
Haley’s Explanation for Civil War Question Snafu: ‘A Democrat Plant’ Made Me Do It
WATCH: Boy Finishes Off Nikki Haley’s Bad 24 Hours With Mocking Question Comparing Her to John Kerry