Nikki Haley has long been thought of as a possible future leader of the Republican Party. After an interview with Politico, it might be time to rethink that idea.
The former UN Ambassador spoke to Politico about Donald Trump. She claims that his days politically are done.
Haley criticized Trump extensively in a Politico magazine article, even suggesting that his political relevance was over.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far,” she said. “We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him.”
For someone like Haley, who has hopes of becoming the 2024 GOP nominee, I believe she has made a huge mistake.
And that she has no idea what she’s talking about.
Firstly, according to Morning Consult, Trump, who has endured two impeachments and an onslaught from the media, holds 53% support in the party. Haley holds a mere 6%.
Trump has been the GOP’s and nation’s leader these past four years. Going after Donald like this will not help her polling numbers within the party.
On top of this, Haley even requested a meeting with Trump after the interview, showing she still needs him. Too bad for her that Donald isn’t dumb enough to play into this. He denied her meeting.
As a result, Haley tried to fix her blunder by calling out the media.
Haley blamed the “liberal media” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed for trying to divide Republicans.
“The media playbook starts with the demand that everyone pick sides about Donald Trump—either love or hate everything about him,” she wrote.
But the damage is already done. Haley’s true colors and thoughts about Donald are crystal clear. She blames everything but herself for getting trapped.
Therefore, I think it’s time for us to decide what to do with Nikki.
Can Haley ever recover from this interview? The GOP needs to seriously reconsider whether or not Haley is good for the party.
- Nikki Haley criticizes Trump in an interview with Politico.
- Donald rejects Haley for a meeting between them.
- Haley blames the media for dividing Republicans.