Nikki Haley was once a rising star of the Trump administration and GOP. Her fortunes turned dramatically, when she appeared to slam the president in a recent interview.
She even said Trump “betrayed” Republicans and that the party needed to move on. The backlash was pretty fierce.
She reportedly tried to get an audience with Trump, but was denied. Then, she was only one of few conservatives not invited to CPAC.
But soon after, Trump wowed at the convention, proving he still dominates the GOP. Looks like Haley is now changing her tune.
From Nikki Haley’s Twitter account:
Strong speech by President Trump about the winning policies of his administration and what the party needs to unite behind moving forward. The liberal media wants a GOP civil war. Not gonna happen.
A short time ago, Haley appeared to be throwing Trump under the bus. But in a recent tweet, she praised Trump’s CPAC speech.
She specifically called out claims by the left that the Republican Party was on the brink of civil war. Instead, Haley is saying Trump’s speech might help unite the party behind his “winning policies.”
It seems like Haley, in a sense, has seen the light. She once wanted Trump gone, with the party focusing on perhaps new leadership.
But it’s hard to argue Trump’s continued influence after his CPAC performance. Trump isn’t going away any time soon. And if the party wants to grow and take back D.C., it has to get behind Trump’s ongoing influence.
Is Haley now being sincere? Or is she trying to readjust, hoping to save her own bacon?
That, we cannot say for sure. She did faithfully serve Trump for several years. Perhaps she has seen the error of her ways.
Regardless, she just might help support Trump and the future of the GOP. We know the next big battle is the 2020 Midterms. Lindsey Graham and others have said the party needs Trump to flip the House and perhaps the Senate.
Maybe Haley wants to play a role in that, maybe even find a seat for herself.
Do you think Haley can win back support among Republicans? Are you convinced she is supporting Trump?
- Nikki Haley tweeted her support of Trump’s recent CPAC speech.
- She slammed the media for wanting a “GOP civil war.”
- Previously, she caught flak for criticizing the president.