Nikki Haley has turned against President Trump. In an interview with Politico, she stated that “we shouldn’t have listened to him or followed him down the path he went after the election”:
THE HILL – Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued stunning remarks breaking with former President Trump, telling Politico in an interview published Friday that she believes he “let us down.”
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley, who served in her ambassador role under Trump, 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.”
Haley’s remarks are her strongest yet against the former president in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and come as Trump’s legal team is set to defend the former president on Friday in his second Senate impeachment trial.
The former South Carolina governor told Politico that she has not spoken with Trump since the mob attack, further expressing her disappointment with remarks Trump gave at a rally ahead of the riot condemning his own vice president, Mike Pence.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Haley told Politico. “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 in the days immediately following the attack said in a speech to Republican National Committee members that Trump was “badly wrong with his words,” at his Jan. 6 rally.
“And it wasn’t just his words,” she added at the time. “His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.”
I wasn’t happy with how Trump treated Mike Pence either and said as much. But at a time when Trump is being falsely accused by Democrats of leading a riot or insurrection against the state Capitol, this is no time to be dishing on him to the media.
Because no matter what happened and mistakes Trump may have made at the time, I’ve got his back right now because what’s being done to him is egregiously wrong. As Tim Scott said, Trump is simply not guilty of what Democrats are trying to impeach him over.
But it doesn’t sounds like Nikki Haley has Trump’s back at all. No, she sounds more like Liz Cheney who has joined with Democrats to try and subvert the will of the people and prevent Trump from ever running again.
If Nikki Haley truly has 2024 aspirations, this won’t do her well at all. She had such promise back in the day when she was working for Trump at the UN. But those days seem long gone.