Haley Backs Away From Supporting Trump

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Nikki Haley is showing a less-than-full commitment to her word. Although she insisted that she would support the Republican nominee for president at the beginning of the primary, as she’s taken her lumps from Donald Trump, her tune has changed.  

The South Carolinian expressed hesitancy on the question as she gets prepared to take on her former boss in her home state. 

The former Trump appointee went on ABC News and explained that she’s changing her mind, revealing an unwillingness to fully commit to backing the former president. 

“I’m running against him because I don’t think he should be president,” Haley told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “I don’t think he’s the right person at the right time, writes The New York Post.

“The last thing on my mind is who I’m going to support,” she added. The only thing on my mind is how we’re going to win this.”

She was adamant that based on the polling, Trump “will not win” the general election and that she is “gonna win” the primary.

In the past, Haley, 52, repeatedly committed to backing the eventual Republican nominee, including in a pledge she took in order to participate in the GOP debates. Last year, she also publicly stated she would back Trump if he clinches the nomination. However, in recent weeks, she has aggressively ratcheted up her offensive against Trump, starkly warning Republican voters about the consequences of selecting him as the standard bearer.

While Nikki Haley may be more evasive about who she’ll back in 2024, Donald Trump did get an endorsement, of sorts, from another former cabinet member. 

Former Attorney General Bill Barr told said that in a choice between Biden and Trump, the choice was obvious. 

“Voting for Trump is playing Russian roulette with the country,” he stated. “Voting for Biden is outright national suicide.”

The Daily Wire noted, “The former president faces numerous legal hurdles in between now and election day this November as he’s been indicted in four separate criminal cases and has experienced recent setbacks in civil courts that have cost him hundreds of millions of dollars — rulings that are being appealed.

Barr has been clear that he believes Trump is solely responsible for some of the trouble that he finds himself in, like in the federal case about his handling of classified material, while he has defended him in other criminal cases, like the hush money case from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the two election cases.

‘I don’t like the idea of us putting former presidents in prison,’ Barr said. ‘I hope this doesn’t end up with him in prison even if he is convicted.’”

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