Nikki Haley, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Trump, has just made a statement that will likely cost her the 2024 presidential nomination, should she decide to run.
Another Misguided Attack on President Trump
During an interview with left-wing outlet Politico, Nikki Haley attacked her former boss, who the majority of the Republican Party still support.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again,” Haley claimed.
Haley’s angry comments were apparently in response to President Trump’s refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden, his comments about former Vice President Mike Pence, and the January 6 capitol riot.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement. Mike [Pence] 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,” Haley said.
She then went on to discuss the impeachment trial, calling it a “waste of time,” and claiming that Trump will not be running for office again. That may just be wishful thinking on her part. If she is planning to run in 2024, it is unlikely that she would get more votes in the primary than Trump would.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far,” Haley said.
Lying About Trump in Her RNC Speech
Haley gave the keynote speech at the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, which happened shortly after Jan. 6. This speech is where she first hinted at breaking from President Trump. In her speech, she made false statements about the former president, pushing the long-since-debunked lie about Charlottesville.
“President Trump has not always chosen the right words. He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told him so at the time. He was badly wrong with his words yesterday … and it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history,” Haley reportedly said.
Trump was not “wrong with his words in Charlottesville.” The media, the left, and spineless Republicans are wrong about his words in Charlottesville. They claim that he called Neo-Nazis “very fine people.” Though Haley didn’t make this exact claim in her speech, it is what she was referring to. What Trump actually said was: “You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides… You had people—and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists. They should be condemned totally. You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists.”
Haley Wants the GOP to “Move On”
Nikki Haley continued her Politico interview by urging the Republican Party to move on from Trump.
“I don’t think it should. I think what we need to do is take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party. But at the same time, it’s bigger than the party. I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back,” Haley said.
Haley also tried to claim that President Trump had radically changed by the end of his first term.
“I mean, I’m deeply disturbed by what’s happened to him,” she said.
These statements made by Nikki Haley show that she is definitely out of touch with the conservative base, who still support President Trump as the first political outsider that ascended to the presidency, and one of the few Republicans who wasn’t afraid to fight back and get things done for the American people. The Republican establishment, which includes Haley, seems to be afraid to exercise political power, and would rather just pretend to fight back while actually rolling over for the Democrats. People like Haley are afraid of Trump, which is why they are trying so hard to turn GOP voters against him.