Well this is just rich!
After Haley previously turned her back on President Trump in that Politico article; she is now singing a different tune altogether.
A lot of people are going to call this cheap opportunism.
I just call it American politics.
The sad truth is that Nikki Haley’s behavior is not all that shocking or unique. This is why we so desperately need to finish the work of draining the swamp.
We are going to keep getting this cheap theatre and all the flip-flopping if we don’t clean up the government.
Take a look:
Business Insider had more details on the story:
Nikki Haley, one of the Republicans tipped for a future GOP presidential run, said she wouldn’t run in 2024 if former President Donald Trump decides to, after previously saying he would be “judged harshly by history.”
“I would not run if President Trump ran and I would talk to him about it,” Haley, who served as UN ambassador under Trump, told reporters on Monday when asked whether she would support President Trump if he decided to run in 2024.
She said that she would support President Trump if he decided to run.
“That’s something we will have a conversation about at some point. If that decision is something that has to be made,” she said. “I had a great working relationship with him. I appreciated the way he let me do my job.”
Here is the original Politico article:
Idon’t talk a lot about the Charleston tragedy, from a very personal level,” Haley said quietly, by way of explanation.
It was a gloomy Tuesday, January 12, and we were back on Kiawah Island, back in that same elegant country club. This time the room was darker. The Christmas tree was gone and so was the smile on Haley’s lips.
“But when Charlottesville happened, I was very triggered,” she said, recalling the fatal 2017 rally of white supremacists and the president’s coddling of them. “I know that bad things can happen. And I called [Trump] and I said, ‘You need to realize your words matter and what you say, and you think you’re saying, and what someone else may hear can be very different things. You have to understand that people can take that and hurt people with it.’
“He said, ‘Nikki, Nikki. This isn’t Charleston, this isn’t Charleston,’” Haley recalled. “I said, ‘I’m not saying this is Charleston. I’m saying that I know that certain people hear your words and will react to that and you have to be careful with that.’”
She took a breath. “Fast forward, I’m watching the television the morning of the 6th and I see Don Junior get up there,” she said, reciting the president’s son’s calls to action against Republican leaders, closing her eyes as if reimagining the scene. “And then I hear the president get up there and go off on Pence. I literally was so triggered, I had to turn it off. I mean, Jon [Lerner] texted me something and I said, ‘I can’t. I can’t watch it. I can’t watch it,’ because I felt the same thing. Somebody is going to hear that, and bad things will happen.”
I asked Haley whether she has spoken to Trump since January 6. She shook her head.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Haley hissed, leaning forward as she spoke. “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.”