Trump campaign plans to treat Haley as irrelevant after victory in South Carolina

Donald Trump’s campaign plans to treat Nikki Haley as irrelevant after he won the Republican primary in her home state of South Carolina on Saturday.

With this, the former president’s advisers indicate that Trump will avoid attacks against her to focus on a rematch with Democratic President Joe Biden.

The former president easily won all five contests in the Republican primaries so far, in states in the Midwest, Northeast, South and West of the USA.

Saturday’s victory in South Carolina makes Trump’s run for the Republican presidential nomination seem inevitable and leaves Haley, despite her promise to continue the battle, without a clear path to defeating him.

Trump’s advisers have said they plan to ignore Haley.

In doing so, it would mark a change of tactics in a campaign that has thrown intense fire at it in recent weeks, with a series of scathing online attacks, pressure on its donors to switch to Trump and public mocking from the former president.