Nikki Haley Slams Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him’
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that she believes former President Donald Trump “let us down” during the Capitol riots.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Hailey told Vanity Fair. “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.”
Haley went on to discuss Trump’s betrayal of former Vice President Mike Pence. “When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she said. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it. There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election. He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”
The former U.N. ambassador also stated that she is very much aware of Trump supporters’ persistent affection for him. “I know how much people love Donald Trump. I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. What we need to do is take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party. But at the same time, it’s bigger than the party. I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”