Only weeks after sharply rebuking former President Trump and Nikki Haley is commending Trump’s recent CPAC speech. Haley drew harsh criticism after saying Trump let down the Republican Party for his role on Jan. 6th. However, Haley then complimented Trump’s speech about his “winning policies.”
The former United Nations ambassador and former South Carolina governor tweeted, “Strong speech by President Trump about the winning policies of his administration and what the party needs to unite behind having forward. The liberal media wants a GOP civil war. Not gonna happen.”
Strong speech by President Trump about the winning policies of his administration and what the party needs to unite behind moving forward. The liberal media wants a GOP civil war. Not gonna happen.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) March 1, 2021
According to Fox News:
A Republican strategist in the former ambassador and governor’s obit tells Fox News that “Haley realizes that the liberal media blows up any and all Republican criticism of President Trump, attempting to push a GOP civil war. She’s not going to play that game.”
“She parts company when she thinks it’s warranted, but she supports the large majority of Trump policies and applauds his message of GOP unity. That unity is essential for defeating the extremes we are seeing from the left,” noted the strategist, who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely.
In December, Haley acknowledged Biden’s Electoral College victory, but in an op-ed in the Washington Post she urged that “Biden shouldn’t reject all of Trump’s foreign policies” and spotlighted “three he should keep.”
At a closed-door speech at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting held immediately after the Capitol insurrection, she emphasized that Trump’s Jan. 6 actions would be “judged harshly by history.” But in the same address, Haley also spotlighted the Trump administration’s “extraordinary gains”
Haley did not speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Committee despite speaking at the event in the past.