In Donald Trump’s early cabinet, there were a few lawmakers expected to appeal to his best instincts. People like Rex Tillerson, Reince Priebus and later John Kelly were experienced and respected. Nikki Haley, who was named Ambassador to the United Nations was another of these figures.
But Haley, considered to be an important part of the GOP’s future, often defended Trump regardless of what he did. But the former South Carolina governor is also ambitious. So it’s not that big a surprise that she is now criticizing the former President.
During a recent interview with Politico’s Tim Alberta, she was asked about Trump’s future. “He’s not going to run for federal office again,” she responded.
Alberta countered, “But what if he does? Or at least, what if he spends the next four years threatening to? Can the Republican Party heal with Trump in the picture?”
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) February 12, 2021
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture,” she said. “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far. We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said. “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.”
You can red the whole interview here, courtesy of Politico.
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