Is Nikki Haley running for president in 2024?

POLITICIAN Nikki Haley seemed to back track on her 2024 presidential run, saying she's out of the race if Donald Trump decides to mount another campaign.

The former South Carolina governor's recent statement appeared to be a massive shift from what she was saying about Trump just a few months ago.

Who is Nikki Haley?

Haley, 49, is an American politician, diplomat and author who served as the first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017.

She was the US Ambassador to the United Nations under former President Trump's cabinet from 2017 to 2018.

At the time, she affirmed the US' willingness to use military force in response to further North Korean missile tests in the wake of the 2017-18 North Korea crisis.

She strongly defended Israel at the Security Council and led the effort to withdraw the US from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Haley voluntarily stepped down from her post in December 2018.

She is married to Ohio native Michael Haley, a commissioned officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Is Nikki Haley running for president in 2024?

On April 12, Haley said she would not run for the presidency in 2024 if former President Trump mounts another campaign for the White House.

"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."

When sked whether she would support Trump if he ran again, Haley simply responded "yes".

"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."

Trump has yet to indicate whether he plans to run for president in 2024.

The outgoing president was met by a 21 gun salute along with cheers from his family and supporters as he landed at Joint Base Andrews.

Taking the podium as Hail to the Chief blared, he said it's been an "incredible four years" and insisted "we'll be back".

The Republican was met by chants of "USA, USA" and "thank you Trump" as attendees to his farewell waved US for flags.

Trump said: "I will always fight for you, I will be watching, I will be listening. The future of this country has never been better."

He added: "Have a good life, we'll see you soon" before leaving stage with YMCA blaring over the loud speakers.

What did Haley say about Trump in February 2021?

In February, Haley issued stunning remarks about Trump, saying she believes he "let us down" with his remarks before the siege on the US Capitol on January 6.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she told Politico.

“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.”

At the time, Haley explained how she had not spoken to Trump since the attack on the US Capitol.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” Nikki said. adding her disappointment at Trump for condemning his own vice president, Mike Pence.

“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.”

In the days immediately following the attack, Haley said in a speech to Republican National Committee members that Trump was “badly wrong with his words,” at his January 6 rally. 

"And it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history."

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