Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has had an on-again, off-again political relationship with former President Donald Trump. For much of Trump’s term, the two agreed on many issues.
But after Haley condemned Donald for the Jan. 6 riots, she wasn’t invited to a meeting with Trump in February. And we’ve wondered how things stand between the two ever since.
Well, it looks like there’s still plenty of mutual respect — at least on Haley’s side.
Though 2024 is still a ways off, many American citizens and politicos want to know: who will run against Joe Biden on the Republican ticket?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has emerged as a definite possibility, and now we’re hearing rumblings that Haley might consider a presidential bid. She’s clearly considering it.
But many Trump supporters are hoping he runs again. And if he does, Haley isn’t willing to stand in his way.
As she told the Associated Press (via The Daily Caller):
I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it.
That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 12, 2021
Haley, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, claims there is no rift between her and Trump.
In fact, she said during the interview that she had a “great working relationship” with the former President, and “appreciated the way he let me do my job.”
She added that they did some “fantastically great foreign policy things together,” and she’s afraid it might all get torn down during the Biden administration. This might also prompt her presidential bid.
However, if Trump opts for another race in 2024, it sounds like Haley will step aside.
It also sounds like she’s willing to support him again if that happens, which comes as good news to many Conservatives.
Though some continue to criticize Haley for her comments concerning Jan. 6 and Trump, Haley has remained a staunch supporter of Republican ideals and values for a long time.
That will undoubtedly serve her well in the future, especially if she decides to run for higher offices.
But even if she doesn’t support Trump 100 percent come 2024, it’s feasible that she thinks she simply wouldn’t win — Donald remains such a driving force for the Republican side.