Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor, told reporters that she would not run for president in 2024 if former President Donald Trump decided to run again.
"I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it," Haley said on Monday when asked directly at a media briefing at South Carolina State University.
"That's something that we'll have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made. I had a great working relationship with him, I appreciated the way he let me do my job," she explained.
"I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together, and look I just want to keep building on what we accomplished," Haley added.
Haley, who also served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under the former Trump administration, had previously criticized Trump for inciting supporters to riot Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, an accusation he denies.
"We need to acknowledge he let us down," she said after the lethal riot.
"He went down a path he shouldn't have, and we shouldn't have followed him, and we shouldn't have listened to him," she added. "And we can't let that ever happen again."
Haley was asked if she had talked to the president since the Jan. 6 riot and she said that she had not. But she also said that she would support his 2024 campaign if he chose to run.
Trump has teased his audiences about the possibility that he might run again in 2024 for president. His supporters have touted polls that show a large measure of support for Trump among Republican Party members. Even one of his greatest critics Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that Trump would win the nomination if he ran for president in 2024.
Here's the video of Nikki Haley's comments:
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