Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley reaffirmed her support for former President Donald Trump in a speech Thursday night, just months after flaying him for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and predicting that his political career was finished. The potential 2024 presidential candidate lavished praise on Trump during an evening appearance before the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Dinner, a major party gathering in the all-important, first-in-the-nation caucus state.
“Thank goodness for Donald Trump, or we never would have gotten Kamala Harris to the border,” Haley said. Haley later hailed Trump’s approach to foreign policy, saying she “saw firsthand as ambassador to the UN that Donald Trump put America first” and telling a story about Trump’s decision to label North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “Little Rocket Man,” saying it showed how the former president had “a way of getting people.”
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Newsmax host Steve Cortes isn’t buying it.
Just months after criticizing former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Nikki Haley — a potential 2024 presidential candidate — reaffirmed her support for him https://t.co/eK53Am0N6Q
— POLITICO (@politico) June 25, 2021
.@NikkiHaley on Trump in Jan:
“will be judged harshly by history”
“lost any sort of political viability”
“thank goodness for Donald Trump”
Nikki thinks we’re dumb…https://t.co/vY06Jgncp3
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) June 25, 2021