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Nikki Haley Roasted After Awkwardly Admitting She Won't Run for President If Trump Runs

Nikki Haley Roasted After Awkwardly Admitting She Won't Run for President If Trump Runs
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After four years of fealty, some prominent Republicans finally spoke out against former President Donald Trump after his lies about the 2020 election prompted a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol, resulting in the deaths of at least five people.

Trump received pushback from longtime allies like then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), but despite their condemnations, they voted to acquit him in his second Senate impeachment trial. They've also indicated they'd support Trump if he runs for reelection in 2024.

Former South Carolina Governor and Trump's former Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, spoke out against Trump in the aftermath as well.

Haley told Tim Alberta in an interview for Politico:

"We need to acknowledge [Trump] let us down. He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have followed him, and we shouldn't have listened to him. And we can't let that ever happen again."

But with Trump still topping the polls for the 2024 Republican nomination, Haley—herself a long-speculated presidential candidate—was recently asked if she'd support him should he decide to mount another presidential campaign.

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Haley confirmed that she would support Trump in his potential presidential bid, and that she herself wouldn't run if he launched a campaign, saying:

"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 ... I had a great working relationship with him, I appreciated the way he let me do my job, I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together."

Months earlier, Haley speculated that Trump wouldn't run for President again because he'd "fallen so far."

Her latest answer wasn't well-received.

Her answer once again illustrated the level of subservience Republican politicians continue to bestow upon Trump, a historically unpopular President who lost reelection by millions of votes.

There's a long way to go before primaries for the 2024 election begin, but for the Republican party, you can be certain that loyalty to Trump will be a huge talking point—if Trump doesn't run himself.