(USA Features) Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as UN ambassador during the first half of the Trump administration, said Monday she would not seek the 2024 GOP presidential nomination if the former president decided to run again.
What’s more, Haley said she would support former President Donald Trump if he did run, adding that she would also discuss it with him.
“I would not run if President Trump ran and I would talk to him about it,” Haley told the Associated Press.
“That’s something that we will have a conversation about at some point, if that decision is something that has to be made. But yeah, I would, absolutely,” she added, regarding whether she would support him.
Trump has not yet said whether he plans to run for a second term in 2024, but he has said his decision could be predicated on how the 2022 midterm elections turn out for Republicans.
Haley said that she spoke to the former president “after the presidential election” but before the Jan. 6 riots, which she has criticized him over.
“I had a great working relationship with him, I appreciated the way he let me do my job,” Haley added.
“I thought we did some fantastically great foreign policy things together. Look, I just want to keep building on what we accomplished and not watch it get torn down,” she said.
In an interview with Politico, Haley said that she believed Trump was “not going to run for federal office again.”
“I think he’s going to find himself further and further isolated,” Haley said at the time.
“I think his business is suffering at this point. I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have,” she noted. “I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”