During a rally in the state of New Hampshire, a passionate supporter of Donald Trump threw a surprise marriage proposal at Nikki Haley, the Indian-American Republican presidential candidate. Amidst laughter from the crowd at the Artisan Hotel in Salem, the supporter interrupted Haley's speech with a bold question, "Will you marry me?"
Despite the unexpected proposal, Haley, a two-time former South Carolina governor, responded in good spirits by asking if the supporter would vote for her. Much to her amusement, the man declared his allegiance to Trump, leading to a light-hearted exchange captured and shared by conservative commentator Benny Johnson.
Haley, married to William Michael Haley since 1996 with two children, Rena and Nalin, playfully dismissed the proposal with a witty remark, "Oh, get out of here!" The incident triggered a wave of humorous reactions from netizens, with one user playfully comparing Haley's response to that of fellow Indian-American and former GOP rival Vivek Ramaswamy, stating, "She doesn’t even try to convince him to vote for her, Vivek would have been like 'let’s talk.'"
Despite Haley's strong performance in the New Hampshire primary and endorsements from prominent Republicans like Governor Chris Sununu and GOP Senate candidate Don Bolduc, she faced defeat against Trump. With 36 percent of the estimated vote counted, Trump secured 53.6 percent support compared to Haley's 45.3 percent in this crucial early state contest on Tuesday.
Despite the setback, Haley, the sole female candidate in the presidential race, remained resilient, vowing to continue the fight against Trump. Emphasizing that the race is "far from over," she affirmed her commitment to the ongoing campaign, undeterred by the electoral challenges faced in New Hampshire.
(With Agency Inputs)