Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley took a break from waiting on her delayed Popcorn Factory delivery to tour the campus of South Carolina State University yesterday and answer questions from reporters.
Haley, who is widely expected to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, was asked if she would support Donald Trump should he choose to run again, to which she answered in the affirmative. Not only that, but she wouldn’t even consider running herself.
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” Haley said. “That’s something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point, if that decision is something that has to be made.”
Haley went on to say that she and Trump had a “great working relationship” and she “appreciated” him and the foreign policy work they accomplished together.
I asked @NikkiHaley if she would support Donald Trump if he runs again in 2024.
“Yes,” she told me.
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” she added. “That’s something that we will have a conversation about, at some point.”
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— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 12, 2021
That’s quite a turnaround from remarks she made back in February when she told Politico she was “disgusted” by the ex-president, who she claimed had “fallen so far.”
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley said. “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.”
Of course, those remarks were a complete turnaround from what she said about Trump just a few months before that in her 2020 RNC speech, when she complimented his exceptional leadership and called him “a godsend” to America.
Sooooo which is it, Nikki?
Here’s what Twitter is saying about the idea of a “President Haley”…
Nikki Haley will never be president.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 12, 2021
Nikki Haley continues her amazing streak of underwhelming us all to the highest degree.
— Jesse Lifson (@DoYouEvenLif) April 12, 2021
Notorious flip flop Nikki Haley now saying she WOULD support Trump in 2024. That woman gives me fucking whiplash.
— Amy Lynn ???? (@AmyAThatcher) April 12, 2021
It's hilarious that the media is asking Nikki Haley, who has no chance of winning in 2024, whether she'll run against Donald Trump, who also has no chance of winning in 2024.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 12, 2021
If cancel culture is real why do I have to keep hearing about Nikki Haley.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) April 12, 2021
Literally not a single person:
Nikki Haley: I will not run for President if Trump does
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) April 12, 2021
I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but Nikki Haley will never be president, no matter how many times she switches positions.
— (((Jim *End The Filibuster* Gray))) (@KitchenGuyMT) April 13, 2021
Not really sure what the point of Nikki Haley is
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) April 13, 2021
Are you sure Nikki Haley isn't Tulsi Gabbard's sister?
— Fin FoxGuy #MyPresident #Biden #Harris (@FinFox2) April 12, 2021
We see you @NikkiHaley and we get you and in all honesty and good faith we find you to be an utter embarrassment.
— Ted Boutrous (@BoutrousTed) April 13, 2021
Nikki Haley says she will not run if Trump runs for president in 2024.
Whatevs Nikki — order some popcorn
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) April 12, 2021
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.