Nikki Haley Shocks Conservatives with Her Aggressive Statement on Trump
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley shocked and angered many conservatives when she turned her back on former President Donald Trump in a recent statement, causing many recent actions to be called into question.
Haley made her remarks against the backdrop of the former presidentâs legal team working on its defense of an unprecedented retroactive impeachment trial before the Senate.
Politico published an interview Friday where Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that âwe shouldnât have followedâ Trump.
âWe need to acknowledge he let us down,â she said in an extensive profile. âHe went down a path he shouldnât have, and we shouldnât have followed him, and we shouldnât have listened to him. And we canât let that ever happen again.â
The former Trump admin official also reportedly said that she had not been in contact with her one-time friend since the now infamous Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots, saying that she takes exception to the presidentâs remarks where he condemned former Vice President Mike Pence and his refusal to reject the Electoral College results that many considered to be false.
âWhen I tell you Iâm angry, itâs an understatement,â she expressed. âI 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, Iâm disgusted by it.â
âThereâs nothing that youâre ever going to do thatâs going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,â she explained. âHeâs got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.â
Haley, who many believe may herself be angling for the Oval Office in one of the upcoming presidential elections, warned that those who are still loyal to Trump will not withdraw their support of him, the way she herself has done, just because heâs no longer office.
âI know how much people love Donald Trump,â she admitted. âI know it. I feel it. Whether itâs an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. Thatâs not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I donât think it should.â
Haley added that people, instead, should âtake 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.â
â[I]tâs bigger than the party,â she insisted. âI hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.â
By way of translation, it seems that Haley is warning the political and news elite that the presidentâs followers (especially those who doubt the efficacy of the election) wonât drop Trump like a hot potato just because heâs not in power and has no immediate discernable value to them.
That may be something that is considered a drawback where Haley is from, but thatâs whatâs known as loyalty where Iâm from, and if itâs tied to the chance to regain free and fair elections, Haley and other governors, former governors, state and federal officials and anyone else who might be concerned about an âuprisingâ or other civil unrest, might want to note that there is little intention of âfalling by the waysideâ just because weâve been put in our place by our armed brothers guarding an illegitimate administration.
However, Haley, in her infinite wisdom is also sure that Trump canât win the election in 2024
âI donât think he can,â she admitted. âHeâs fallen so far.â
âI think his business is suffering at this point,â she added. âI think heâs lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think heâs lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think heâs lost the things that really could have kept him moving.â
In other words, Trump supporters will continue to have supporters, but they wonât be able to get him elected again. Well, if Haleyâs buddies are able to continually taint election results, sheâs probably correct. The self-fulfilling prophecy will then, of course, come true, but it wonât be a shock, because they told us it was coming. Itâs like the sickest version of a salted mine, but the miners donât get paid and the mine is caving in.