Business Insider summed up former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s relationship with Trump recently after Trump spoke out about her. Although Haley has a lot of influence, she has abandoned her base a long time ago. Haley is what many consider to be a neocon.
She is friends with U.S. House Rep Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) who has also turned on Trump and hinted at support for Red Flag gun laws, which he now denies doing. Haley supported removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina flag.
She claimed that since in her view Dylan Roof hijacked the flag, southerners no longer get to use it to honor southern heritage in so many words. Haley also contributed to the debunked conspiracy that there were was a noose placed to hurt NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s feelings. After 14+ FBI agents investigated that, it was determined to be a pull-string.
From Business Insider:
Former President Donald Trump accused Nikki Haley, his once close ally and former United Nations ambassador, of flip-flopping on her attitude toward him.
“Well, every time she criticizes me, she uncriticizes me about 15 minutes later,” Trump told Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman in an interview published Thursday.
“I guess she gets the base,” the former president added.
Trump’s comments came after Haley, a high-profile Republican, condemned the former president on multiple occasions in the aftermath of the deadly Capitol riot on January 6, only to later throw her support behind him.
Many don’t want Haley having any influence or taking part in the America First movement. But Haley has given in and grovelled to Trump, kissing the ring of the man she continually countersignals:
“Nikki Haley calls Donald Trump a friend and says she’d consult with him before embarking on a White House bid. “We need him in the Republican Party. I don’t want us to go back to the days before Trump.”
Nikki Haley calls Donald Trump a friend and says she’d consult with him before embarking on a White House bid. “We need him in the Republican Party. I don’t want us to go back to the days before Trump.” https://t.co/REO0NjfO3u— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 5, 2021
Many Trump supporters will hope Trump doesn’t fall for this again. As we’ve documented before here, Haley, SD Gov Noem, and so many others who are not Trump are not the future of America First. Haley, who is younger than Trump, probably wants to run for president someday.
She knows she probably can’t now, but is playing along to try to stay in the good graces of Trump supporters, which continues to be who constitutes the largest demographic in the GOP.
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