Alyssa Farah Griffinformer White House communications director under Trump, Republican presidential candidate said nikki haleyTrump’s strong showing in South Carolina on Saturday should serve as a “five alarm bell” for the Republican Party.

On Saturday, Trump won the South Carolina primary by about 20 points, leading Haley 59.8 percent to 39.5 percent, according to The Hill/Decision Desk HQ election results tracker.

In a panel discussion on CNN after the race was called, Farah Griffin said the GOP should be concerned that Haley was able to get 40 percent of the GOP primary votes, when her opponent was running with all the benefits of a practicing candidate.

“Someone who is running practically as an incumbent – ​​Donald Trump – gets 60 percent and 40 percent are against him? That is not a mandate,” he said. “Especially with the entire Republican Party apparatus behind him, with the majority of elected Republicans behind him.”

“Now, it’s unclear what the path might be for Nikki Haley,” Farah Griffin continued. “I think we all have our eyes wide open about it. But she is underscoring Donald Trump’s fundamental weakness, and she should be a five-alarm fire for the party, but she for some reason is not.”

Haley has vowed to stay in the race, despite calls for her to drop out, as her path to victory in the Republican primary remains narrow.

On Saturday, however, he reiterated his commitment to staying in the race and said he thought it was important that voters still be able to choose between candidates, “not a Soviet-style election with a single candidate. And I have a duty to give them that option.”

Farah Griffin said Haley made the appropriate comments after the primary concluded Saturday, saying, “She’s moving forward. Last night she said what she had to say.

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By Sam