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Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said earlier this week that she would not run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump announced his own candidacy, The Hill reports.
“I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” she said at a press conference. “That’s something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.”
This announcement comes after Haley’s recent criticism of Trump, particularly after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said to Politico Magazine. “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.”
In the same interview, she asserted that Trump wouldn’t “run for federal office again.”
Now, nearly two months after her January interview, Haley spoke about a “great working relationship” with Trump during her time as United Nations ambassador.
“I appreciated the way he let me do my job,” she said, according to The Hill. “I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together, and look, I just want to keep building on what we accomplished and not watch it get torn down.”
The Hill called Haley’s comments about the 2024 election “the clearest indication yet of what Trump’s possible entrance into the Republican presidential contest could mean for would-be rivals’ own political prospects.”
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