WASHINGTON (WCBD) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley could be gearing up for a presidential run – but what will that look in the in the post-Trump era?
Haley, who also served in the Trump Administration as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been an ally to the former president, sticking by him through impeachment hearings, elections, and numerous national security decisions.
But a recent article from Politico shows Haley appears to be breaking ranks from Trump.
Haley said she believes Donald Trump will not run for federal office in the future.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said regarding the January 6 insurrection. “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.”
She went on to say she felt Trump would find himself “further and further isolated.”
Haley told Politico that she had not spoken with the former president since the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. “When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she said. She was particularly enraged over Trump’s treatment of his then Vice President, Mike Pence.
“Mike has been nothing but loyal to that man. He’s been nothing but a good friend of that man. … 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.”
You can read the entire article and interview by clicking here.