Conservative fraud Nikki Haley’s Trumpism was on full display recently when she managed to secure a long sought-after, one-on-one meeting with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago to kiss the ring, a meeting some members of his inner circle called a “positive” development.
Trump granted the meeting with Haley after rejecting her request to hold it earlier this year. Apparently, Trump was upset over the criticism she leveled against him for the role he played in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and for suggesting in a Politico interview that he was no longer the leader of the Republican Party.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down. 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.”
Of course, since Trump was immensely displeased, and since Haley is a conservative fraud interested only in her political self-preservation, she changed her tune and abandoned her so-called conservative values to return to Trumpism (via The Hill):
[Haley] said in April that she would not run for president if Trump wages a comeback bid in 2024, and she spoke of him positively during a campaign-style speech in South Carolina this week.
“President Trump and the GOP built one of the hottest economies in American history. Wages rose to new heights. Unemployment fell to record lows. Families thrived and businesses grew. Remember what it was like just two years ago?” she said.
From her track record as a conservative fraud to her on again/off again love affair with Trumpism, everything in Nikki Haley’s political life and every decision she makes is framed around the picture she and others have of her as a future Republican President of the United States.
This has been true of Haley ever since she first arrived on the national stage.
Shortly after then-S.C. Governor Nikki Haley caved to the demands of politically correct extremists and their attempt to rewrite the history of the South and the Confederate flag in 2015, she was hand-picked in 2016 by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to deliver the Republican response to Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.
Sure, she took a few shots at Obama, but Haley spent most of her nine minutes on air doing the bidding of Mitch McConnell by attacking the two leading Republican candidates for president at the time (Donald Trump and Ted Cruz) in an attempt to undercut their chances of winning the nomination.
While cleverly avoiding mentioning him by name, she had this to say about Trump and his anti-illegal-immigration positions:
“Today, we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. … We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws, and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”
Attacking the Republican party front-runners for president wasn’t enough for McConnell and Haley, so she also called out conservatives in the party and essentially told them to shut up:
“There’s a tendency to falsely equate noise with results. Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume.”
But Mickey and Nikki failed to derail the Trump Train, so she hopped aboard after the New York liberal
won hijacked the Republican nomination. And in gratitude for her decision to compromise her convictions, if she ever had any, Trump appointed Haley to be the ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley’s Trumpism and her new reputation as a conservative fraud gained her the favor of the party establishment in 2016, and there were rumors at the time that Trump might pick her to be his running mate — rumors that made the rounds again in 2020 when Trump was desperately looking for ways to save his reelection.
Once she resigned as U.N. ambassador, Haley remained loyal to Trump and Trumpism.
She defended Trump against his first impeachment — she said his bribe to the Ukrainian president was a “favor” not quid pro quo — and she attacked former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House chief of staff John Kelly for attempting to “undermine” Trump on their policy differences.
Like Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and pretty much every other conservative fraud within the Republican Party, Nikki Haley will say what she needs to say and do what she needs to do to protect and defend her self-centered political interests — even if doing so means putting her Trumpism on display for all the world to see.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.