Voters at Donald Trump’s Get Out the Vote rally in Richmond, Virginia, had no doubts about whether the former president’s rival, Nikki Haley, should remain in the race.
Saturday’s rally drew thousands of enthusiastic Trump supporters to the Greater Richmond Convention Center in the commonwealth’s capital.
Fans of the former president came from across the state and lined the blocks around the convention center hours before he delivered his remarks.
Republican voters at the rally were eager to share a message with Trump’s latest rival in the Republican primary, Nikki Haley: Get out of the race.
“Just go back and go back and make way for the candidate who will actually win the nomination for 2024,” Scott, of Woodbridge, Virginia, told DailyMail.com.
“She said ‘I’m not going to run against President Trump’ and then she did,” he said, adding that she “stabbed him in the back.”
Scott (left) and another Trump supporter cover their hearts during the national anthem.
Former President Donald Trump has been dominating his opponent Nikki Haley in recent polls.
“It’s destroying his political career, his future,” Scott continued. ‘She doesn’t cling to anything. She hasn’t won a single state.
Another Woodbridge voter, Dave, told DailyMail.com: “I think he’s just trying to derail anything Trump does.” It just doesn’t work, but you know, she’s trying.
Trump has defeated Haley in all of the early primary states where both appeared on the ballot: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan and Missouri.
The former president also won the Nevada caucuses, and a symbolic vote for Trump (voters chose “none of these candidates”) edged out Haley in the Nevada presidential primary.
Haley, however, has vowed to press ahead, telling her supporters that she will remain in the race until Super Tuesday, March 5, when 16 states and American Samoa hold primaries.
But Republicans at Trump’s rally on Saturday night told DailyMail.com they wish she was already out of the race so the party could unify around one candidate.
“I think overall, as a person, she’s probably a nice lady,” said Sean, a Virginia voter. “At this point I think she’s a fool.”
‘She should support the president and work as a team. I think he’s wasting his time right now and it’s a spectacle.’
Another voter, Duchess, said she might support Haley in the 2028 election if she runs. But, she added, Haley’s 2024 campaign has “enjoyed the support of many Democrats.”
Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley is still looking to win her first primary
“It’s about time I got out,” said Jonathan Emord, a Virginian currently running for the U.S. Senate.
‘She shouldn’t prolong this any longer. “We need to unite behind President Trump.”
A Saturday NY Times/Siena survey found that Trump leads Haley by 55 points in the race for the Republican nomination heading into Super Tuesday.
Voters at the rally also shared why they are so excited to back the former president.
“He’ll bring us back with our own oil,” Dawn said.
He added that gas and grocery prices under Trump were cheaper, and his biggest problem under Biden has been the rising cost of everyday goods.
Dave told DailyMail.com that he sees Trump as the best candidate to solve the “immigration issues we’re having right now” and that his record demonstrates his ability to handle the current crisis.
Meanwhile, Trump notched another primary victory over Nikki Haley on Saturday, defeating her handily in Missouri.
The next primary will take place on Sunday in the District of Columbia.