Eye on 2024, Nikki Haley breaks with Trump’s conduct, not policies

New York: Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, is among the latest from her party to denounce President Trump’s comments stoking supporters to mount a violent assault on the Capitol.

She told Politico last week, “We need to acknowledge Trump let us down. 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.”

“It’s a real shame, because I am one who believes our country made some truly extraordinary gains in the last four years,” Haley said.

To avert criticism from within the GOP, which is still largely aligned with Trump, in a Wall Street Journal, the Indian American former Governor of South Carolina, tried to thread the needle,  “Praising Trump’s record and criticizing his conduct isn’t ‘having it both ways.’ It’s simply common sense,” she wrote while blaming the media for stoking a nonstop Republican civil war. Among Trump’s accomplishments, she lists a coronavirus vaccine in record time, Middle East peace, more accountability from China.

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