EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump said he is not sure Nikki Haley is “even really in the race” after winning yet another Republican primary Saturday night, telling Fox News Digital that he is focused on beating President Biden in the general election in November.

The Fox News Decision Desk declared Trump the winner of the South Carolina Republican Primary just moments after the polls closed Saturday night. Trump defeated former two-term South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in her home state, and came another step closer to clinching the 2024 GOP nomination. 

In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital Saturday night, Trump touted the win.

Donald Trump smiling, standing in front of and next to American flags

Former US Presidential hopeful and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump smiles at an “Election Night Watch Party” in Columbia, South Carolina (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

“I was honored that I received the largest vote in the history of the state — I’m with Senator Lindsey Graham right now and he just told me we received the largest vote by double — we beat the last record,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “So that’s a great compliment to all of the people and to making America great again.”

When asked whether he wanted Nikki Haley to drop out of the race, Trump told Fox News Digital that he’s “really not thinking about that… I’m not thinking about it.” 

“I’m really thinking about we have to beat Joe Biden,” he told Fox News Digital. “I don’t know if she’s in the race at all, because, you know, I have set records in every single state. I’m not sure that she’s really in the race.”

Haley says she's staying in the GOP nomination race at least thru Super Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign event on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, in Beaufort, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Trump dominated the Iowa Caucuses, left New Hampshire with a commanding victory, swept caucuses in Nevada and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and won South Carolina with a “bigger win” than he anticipated.

“I’m very honored by the elections,” he said. “We’re setting records in every single state.” 

Meanwhile, Haley, after yet another defeat, said she plans to stay in the race for the Republican nomination.

Trump took the stage in South Carolina after the polls closed and he was declared the winner, and said he looks forward to beating Joe Biden in November and saying: “Joe, you’re fired.”

Trump added that Election Day, November 5, “is going to be the most important date, perhaps, in the history of our country.” 

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