PublishedFebruary 12, 2021, 4:53 pm
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has publicly distanced herself from her former Republican party colleague Donald Trump.
Nikki Haley was the UN Ambassador to the United States and is traded as the Republican presidential candidate for 2024.
Nikki Haley opposes the Republican Party.
The former US ambassador has criticized Donald Trump.
Haley is herself a Republican and a possible presidential candidate for 2024.
Former US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is one of the few prominent members of the Republican Party to break publicly with ex-President Donald Trump. “He took a path that he should not have taken – and we should not have followed him and not listened to him,” said Haley in an interview with the Politico website. “And we mustn’t let something like this ever happen again.”
The 49-year-old Haley, who was also governor of the state of South Carolina, is considered to be a possible Republican candidate in the 2024 presidential election. Her clear criticism is significant: many Republican voters still support Trump. Those around him were already threatened with Republican congressmen and senators who oppose him to run Trump-friendly opponents against them.
Haley specifically condemned Trump criticizing Vice President Mike Pence on January 6th while his supporters shouted “Hang Mike Pence” in the stormy Capitol and looked for him. “That disgusts me.” At the same time, Haley tried to explain the behavior of her “friend” Trump: “As I understand it, he honestly believes that he has been wronged.” She compared Trump to someone who said grass was blue. “If someone cannot distinguish colors and really believes that, is that irresponsible?”