Nikki Haley says “fallen” Trump will not run for office again
Nikki Haley says she doesn’t think former President Donald Trump will run for office again because “he’s fallen so far”.
The former UN ambassador, whose name was announced as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2024, distanced herself from her former boss in a new interview with Politico Magazine.
“He’s not going to run for federal office again,” Haley told the publication.
When asked if Trump will spend the next four years preparing for another run, she replied, “I don’t think he will be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He is like that fallen far. “
She then alluded to Trump’s alleged responsibility in the January 6th Uprising at the U.S. Capitol, a siege that killed five people, including a Capitol policeman.
“We have to acknowledge that he let us down,” added Haley. “He went a path that he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can never let that happen again.”
The former South Carolina governor also condemned Trump for repeatedly pressuring then-Vice President Mike Pence to block Congressional certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
“When I tell you I’m angry, that’s an understatement,” said Haley. “Mike was just loyal to this man. He was nothing more than a good friend of this man. … I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence that he would do this to him. I am disgusted with it. “
Haley said she hasn’t spoken to Trump since Jan. 6.
In the days following the Capitol attack, she told the Republican National Committee that Trump was “seriously wrong in his words” at the rally that led to the uprising.
“And it wasn’t just his words,” she said at the time. “His actions since election day are harshly judged by history.”
When asked how Trump should be held accountable, Haley told Politico Magazine, “I think he will continue to feel isolated.
“I think his business is suffering right now. I think he has lost whatever political viability he would have. I think he lost his social media for what the world meant to him. I mean, I think he lost the things that could really have kept him moving. “
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