Nikki Haley Celebrates Jury’s Decision In Trump-Carroll Defamation Case

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) recently celebrated the jury’s decision to issue a decision against former President Donald Trump in a defamation case involving writer E. Jean Carroll, who was awarded $83 million.

Haley, who remains in the GOP presidential primary race against Trump despite losing the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” where she defended the jury’s decision against the former president.

The former South Carolina governor sided with the jurors in the Trump defamation case, who granted Carroll a massive payload of $83 million in damages.

NBC News host Kristen Walker asked Haley if she trusted the jurors, to which she replied, “I absolutely trust the jury, and I think that they made their decision based on the evidence. I just don’t think that they should take [Trump] off the ballot. I think the American people will take him off the ballot.”

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Haley commented on the Trump-Carroll case.

“Donald Trump wants to be the presumptive Republican nominee and we’re talking about $83 million in damages. We’re not talking about fixing the border. We’re not talking about tackling inflation. America can do better than Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” the former South Carolina governor wrote.

While speaking on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Haley said she believes Trump shouldn’t be president because the former president is tackling a series of legal issues that are “distracting” to Americans and himself.

“I do think that he surrounds himself in chaos, and we can’t be a country in disarray, and have a world on fire and be in chaos. I do think that these court cases are distracting not just to the American people but to him himself, which is keeping him from talking about what really matters. That’s exactly why I don’t think he should be president,” Haley said.

Haley’s megadonor, Reid Hoffman, reportedly played a crucial role in funding Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump, according to the Post Millennial.

Carroll initially alleged that the former president violated her at the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City in 1994 but later said the incident occurred “in the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996.” No definitive date has been provided.