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Haley hints at openness in 2024 despite pledging to support Trump

Clemson, South CarolinaNikki Haley President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday said he would use his Christmas break to consider the possibility of a 2024 presidential election, making a statement last year that he would not participate in the election if Trump chose to run again. objected to

“I will be taking a vacation to review the situation,” the former South Carolina governor said at an event at his alma mater, Clemson University, sponsored by Turning Point USA. “If I decide to do it, I will put in 1,000% and finish it.”

The comment was similar to what Haley said last week Republican Jewish Union He was one of 10 potential Republican White House candidates to converge in Las Vegas to pitch at the Republican Party’s first major conference in the 2024 election cycle.

“I’ve never lost an election. I’m not going to start now,” Haley said in a line repeated at Clemson on Tuesday.

But Hailey’s new tone is that during a visit to a historically black college in her home country in April 2021, she said “yes” when asked if she supported the future Trump presidential campaign. It’s a complete contrast to when Haley also said she would not seek the nomination for her own party if Trump also ran for office.

“If President Trump runs, he won’t run and I will talk to him about it.” Haley then said: The Associated Press asked if Trump’s bid could hinder her own efforts if he announces it first. It’s what we talk about.”

Hailey’s staff on Tuesday did not disclose whether such conversations took place or what caused Hailey to change her tone about what 2024 holds for her. Officially entered the race.

Haley served six years as governor of South Carolina before Trump asked her to join his cabinet, but after serving two years as ambassador to the United Nations, she resigned of her own accord. There were moves to move back to Carolina, launch a political action committee, and publish a memoir that alluded to a possible bid for higher office.

Like other Trump administration officials considering a presidential run, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley has walked a tightrope between criticism and praise of the former president. After the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Haley said Trump was “grossly wrong” to stir up crowds ahead of the riots, adding, “His actions since Election Day are history.” will be severely judged,” he said.

Since then, Haley has touted her administration’s achievements and defended her former boss for being “dogmatic,” as she did in early 2021.

A spokesman for the Trump campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Haley’s remarks on Tuesday. “It’s disappointing to see a politician properly using 2024 as a life support for his political career,” he said of Haley.


Meg Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP.

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