Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley fueled 2024 rumors recently when she went after Donald Trump.
After extreme blowback, now Haley is trying to pucker up to Trump.
While speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Haley said that she would not launch a presidential campaign if Trump were to run for the White House again.
Haley said that she would throw her support behind Trump if he ultimately decides to run for president again.
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” Haley told reporters. “That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.”
Haley claimed she and Trump had a “great working relationship.”
“I appreciated the way he let me do my job,” she said. “I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together, and look, I just want to keep building on what we accomplished and not watch it get torn down.”
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 12, 2021
Now, this is the exact opposite of what she was saying a few months ago.
During an interview with Politico, Haley said she was “disgusted” by Trump’s comments and actions regarding the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally.
Haley told Politico:
“Fast forward, I’m watching the television the morning of the 6th and I see Don Junior get up there. And then I hear the president get up there and go off on Pence. I literally was so triggered, I had to turn it off. I mean, Jon [Lerner] texted me something and I said, ‘I can’t. I can’t watch it. I can’t watch it,’ because I felt the same thing. Somebody is going to hear that, and bad things will happen.”
I asked Haley whether she has spoken to Trump since January 6. She shook her head.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Haley hissed, leaning forward as she spoke. “Mike has been nothing but loyal to that man. He’s been nothing but a good friend of that man. … I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”
Since her comments, Haley has been dealt two major blows as things are starting to backfire on her in a major way.
First, she attempted to get a meeting with Trump and he denied her request.
Trump flat-out refused to meet with Haley or even give her the time of day.
Secondly, Haley was not invited to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference next week, but Trump was the keynote speaker.
In other words, her comments have boxed her out from prominent Republican circles.
And now she is trying to clean up her mess and suck up to Trump because she wants to run for president in 2024.
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Author: Martin Walsh