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Thompson Quoted in France 24 Article on Nikki Haley and Donald Trump

March 3, 2023

France 24

Margaret Susan Thompson

Margaret Susan Thompson

Former U.S. president Donald Trump and Nikki Haley, a 2024 presidential candidate, are to give dueling addresses this week as thousands of conservatives gather to vet Republican hopefuls weighing bids for the White House at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). 

"Nikki Haley has to negotiate the very thin line between differentiating herself from Donald Trump and still appealing to—or not alienating herself from—his supporters, who still constitute the vast majority of CPAC activists and GOP primary participants," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

"This is a challenging balancing act, indeed. So far, she seems to be focusing on age but, given the older-skewing GOP/MAGA base, she needs to be very careful here," she says.

Read more in the France 24 article, "Trump, Haley to lock horns at US conservative forum."

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