(The Center Square) – Former President Donald Trump, fresh off a primary win in New Hampshire, has warned that anyone who donates to former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s campaign “will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp.”
“When I ran for Office and won, I noticed that the losing Candidate’s ‘Donors’ would immediately come to me, and want to ‘help out.’ This is standard in Politics, but no longer with me. Anybody that makes a ‘Contribution’ to [Haley], from this moment forth, will be permanently barred from the MAGA camp,” Trump wrote on his social media platform, Truth Social. “We don’t want them, and will not accept them, because we Put America First, and ALWAYS WILL!”
Trump also used the post to criticize Haley, the sole Republican candidate left in the primary race.
Trump’s threat to Haley donors comes early in the primary contest. Both Iowa and New Hampshire combined offer 62 total delegates, and those are awarded proportionately based on the votes candidates received. That means Trump has a fraction of the 1,215 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination. However, he’s taking advantage of the early momentum.
Haley has committed to continue her campaign after her New Hampshire loss.
“The political class wanted us to believe that this race was over before it even began,” she told her supporters. “You proved them wrong, and I am so grateful.”
In New Hampshire, Trump picked up 54.4% of the vote to Haley’s 43.3%. Trump is the first Republican presidential candidate to win Iowa and New Hampshire since the states became the first two on the primary calendar in 1976.
Americans for Prosperity Action, a group connected to billionaire Charles Koch, endorsed Haley in November well ahead of the Iowa caucuses.