Donald Trump slammed his former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday after she urged him to stop attacking Nikki Haley and focus on the general election.
“I don’t need any advice from RINO Kayleigh McEnany on Fox. Just had a GIANT VICTORY over a badly failing candidate, ‘Birdbrain,’ and she’s telling me what I can do better. Save your advice for Nikki!” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social app about his former press secretary who regularly lied on his behalf during his time in the White House.
Trump won the New Hampshire GOP primary Tuesday but spent much of the night attacking Haley on Truth Social and in his victory speech.
Speaking on Fox News, McEnany advised Trump to adopt “a general election tone” and focus on winning over independents.
“This was actually a fairly good night for Joe Biden. When you look at our voter analysis, only 10% said, ‘I would not vote for Joe Biden if he’s the nominee.’ He won a plurality of voters who said he was too old, he won a majority of voters who were upset about the Gaza war,” McEnany said. “When you look at the Republican Party, seven in ten Nikki Haley voters said, ‘I would not vote for Trump.’ There was a Des Moines Register poll, 43% said, ‘No, I wouldn’t vote for Trump.’”
She continued: “If I’m Trump, I sit back and I exclusively focus on the general election. I take the posture of a presumptive nominee. I focus on, number one, uniting the party, and number two, winning the independents, which Nikki Haley won 55-39%. That’s what I would do.”