Report: Trump Turned Down a Meeting With Nikki Haley After She Knocked Him in Politico Piece
Who is the future of the Republican party? That question, as of right now, remains unanswered. Donald Trump wants it to be him, but there are a number of reasons why that may not happen.
Josh Hawley clearly wants it to be him. But the Missouri senator is looking like political poison after he helped incite an insurrection on the Capitol.
Nikki Haley is a good candidate. The young and telegenic former South Carolina governor could appeal to the suburban Republicans who left the party. She won’t have the help of Trump, though. The former president reportedly turned down a meeting with Haley after she blasted him in a Politco interview.
Tara Palmeri reports, “Nikki Haley reached out to former President Donald Trump on Wednesday to request a sit-down at Mar-a-Lago, but a source familiar tells Playbook that he turned her down. The two haven’t spoken since the insurrection on Jan. 6, when Haley blasted Trump for inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol.”
This isn’t much of a surprise. Trump takes any and every slight personally and Haley did not hold back in a February interview. She told Tim Alberta:
“I think he’s going to find himself further and further isolated. I think his business is suffering at this point. I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”