Apr 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Nikki Haley says she won't run for president in 2024 if Trump does

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Nikki Haley at a campaign event for former Sens. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in Dec. 2020. Photo: Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday that she would support former President Trump if he ran for office again in 2024, and that she would not run for president if he did, the AP reports.

Why it matters: Haley is widely expected to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.

Flashback: “He’s not going to run for federal office again,” Haley told Politico in an extensive profile in mid-February, referring to Trump. “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.”

What she's saying: “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it,” Haley said, when asked by an AP reporter if a potential Trump bid would preclude her own run.

  • “That’s something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point, if that decision is something that has to be made.”
  • She said the last time she spoke to Trump was after the presidential election, but before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
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