According to a report on Thursday, when former United Nations Ambassador and establishment favorite for 2024 Nikki Haley requested a meeting with former President Donald Trump, she was turned down.
Politico’s Playbook reported that Haley asked to meet with her former boss his at Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Politico cited a “source familiar” with the exchange.
It’s no secret that Haley has presidential aspirations, and the former governor of South Carolina is much more in line with the Cheney-McConnell-establishment wing of the GOP, not the America First-Trump wing.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 18, 2021
Trump Snubs Haley After She Harshly Criticized Him Last Week
Last week, Haley criticized Trump during an in-depth interview with Politico Magazine’s Tim Alberta and suggested that the former president had become irrelevant.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far,” Haley said.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley added. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him.”
“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she went on. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have.”
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Haley said Trump losing social media would be a major factor.
“I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him,” Haley said. “I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) February 12, 2021
Haley Said She Is ‘Disgusted’ By Trump’s Treatment Of Pence
Haley even said she was “disgusted” by Trump’s behavior toward former Vice President Mike Pence.
“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Haley said. “Mike has been nothing but loyal to that man. He’s been nothing but a good friend of that man.”
Haley added, “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.”
After the Politico interview, Haley wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal claiming that the “liberal media” was misportraying her and was trying divide Republicans.
Haley wrote, “The media playbook starts with the demand that everyone pick sides about Donald Trump—either love or hate everything about him.”
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 18, 2021
But it’s not the first time Haley has viciously attacked Donald Trump.
In 2016, when the Republican establishment was still desperately trying to stop Trump from locking up the GOP nomination for President, Haley tried to smear Trump by linking his “rhetoric” to Dylann Roof.
Roof is the psychopath who murdered nine black Christians in a South Carolina Church in 2015.
Prior to that, Haley falsely claimed that Trump refused to disavow white supremacists and the KKK.
Most Expect Haley To Make A White House Bid In 2024
Haley has been expected by many to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024 but a lack of support from Trump could be a make or break relationship for anyone running for the White House in four years.
If you’re going to oppose Trump within the GOP, if you try to straddle appeasing him and criticizing him, it ends up like this https://t.co/HUkDNMJ5Qi
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 18, 2021
That is, if former President Trump does not run again himself.
Haley has not officially announced an expected campaign for president in 2024 but a recent poll suggests she may have a hard time getting the Republican nomination without the support of Trump.
Trump currently has 53 percent support, while Haley only has six percent support in a poll conducted by Morning Consult.
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