Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Hayley is hoping President Trump launches a third presidential campaign in 2024 and says that if she decides to run herself she will consult Trump first.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“He has a strong legacy from his administration,” Haley said . “He has the ability to get strong people elected, and he has the ability to move the ball — and I hope that he continues to do that. We need him in the Republican Party. I don’t want us to go back to the days before Trump.”
Haley, 49, said in April that she would not run for president in 2024 if Trump did so.
However, that sentiment seemed “slightly less absolute” on Tuesday.
“In the beginning of 2023, should I decide that there’s a place for me, should I decide that there’s a reason to move, I would pick up the phone and meet with the president,” she said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “I would talk to him and see what his plans are. I would tell him about my plans. We would work on it together.”
The former South Carolina Governor’s messaging is a sharp turnaround after she seemed to torch her relationship with the former president following the Capitol riot.