After finishing third place in Iowa, Nikki Haley still thinks she is in control.
And after DeSantis crushed her in the last debate, Haley never wanted to face him again.
But her latest power move to avoid DeSantis is about to explode in a major way.
Nikki Haley is terrified of debating DeSantis
Ron DeSantis crushed Nikki Haley in the last debate and left her wounded and vulnerable.
Her debate performance was so bad even CNN acknowledged DeSantis left her rattled and hinted Haley wasn’t prepared to take the heat.
But instead of picking herself off the ground to face DeSantis again and redeem herself, Haley did everything she could to avoid him.
Haley released an arrogant statement claiming she would either debate Trump or Biden when she wins the nomination.
“We’ve had five great debates in this campaign. Unfortunately, Donald Trump has ducked all of them. He has nowhere left to hide. The next debate I do will either be with Donald Trump or with Joe Biden. I look forward to it,” Haley said.
Nikki Haley can run… but she can’t hide
And since Haley and Trump both refused to participate in the New Hampshire debates, they have been canceled.
Of course, Nikki Haley knew Trump would not commit to debate, so she used her statement as a cowardly way out.
But while she may have dodged a bullet in New Hampshire, Haley cannot run forever.
The truth is, DeSantis is the only candidate in the race who has the guts to answer the tough questions and show up to debate.
And in typical Nikki Haley fashion, she is now eating her words.
Haley’s past has come back to haunt her
In the past, Haley blasted Trump for skipping debates, criticizing him for being too scared to show up.
But now apparently, she thinks the same rules and criticism shouldn’t apply to her.
“You can’t have an election and not appear on a debate stage in front of the people who are going to be voting for you,” Haley previously said.
“I mean that’s an arrogant approach to think you don’t have to do that,” she continued.
“I don’t think you get a pass when it comes to an Iowa debate, or a New Hampshire debate, or a South Carolina debate, because these are states that are voting. It’s very different; they want to be able to see their candidates side by side; you can’t go and hide,” Nikki said.
So why is Nikki Haley hiding then?
Because she knows DeSantis would destroy her again and dent her campaign momentum.
“Nikki Haley is afraid to debate because she doesn’t want to answer the tough questions such as how she got rich off Boeing after giving them millions in taxpayer handouts as governor of South Carolina,” DeSantis wrote on X.
“The reality is that she is not running for the nomination, she’s running to be Trump’s VP,” he continued.
Nikki Haley can only run for so long, but eventually she will have to show her face and answer to the American people.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.