Nikki Haley said the Republican Party should not have listened to or followed Trump and that Trump will not run for office again.
Politico reported on her interview with Haley:
"He's not going to run for federal office again," Haley said.
But what if he does? Or at least what if he threatens it for the next four years? Can the Republican Party heal with Trump in the picture?
"I don't think he'll be in the picture," she said matter-of-factly. "I don't think he can. He's fallen that far."
That was the greatest assurance I'd heard from a Republican after January 6th. And Haley wasn't done yet.
"We have to acknowledge that he let us down," she said. "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."
Haley evaded accountability by using us in place of I. Haley served in Trump's administration. She remained one of his most loyal defenders even after she left. Nikki Haley can't clean up the Trump stink with a speech or two and some critical comments in an interview.
It looks stupid, but in a party that was essentially more racist and dominated by white men under Trump, Nikki Haley will run for the presidency.
Trump still heads the Republican Party, and Haley wants to find out what happens to Republicans who try to break away from Trump and run for office in the GOP. There are no longer enough anti-Trump Republicans in the GOP to make these types of candidates successful.
Nikki Haley wants you to forget how she makes fun of Trump, but the knives are starting to come out in the Republican Party.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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