Newsmax.com reports that
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell dismissed comments by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that Donald Trump ”let us down,” telling Newsmax TV on Friday that the former president is the de facto head of the Republican Party — now and for the foreseeable future.
Grenell was reacting to Haley, Trump’s U.N. ambassador and the former governor of South Carolina, who told Politico in a story released Friday that ”[Trump] went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him,” in reference to the Jan. 6 breach at the U.S. Capitol. ”And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
The former U.S. ambassador to Germany, Grenell shrugged at Haley, who two weeks ago on the Fox News Channel said Democrats ”beat [Trump] up” before and after his presidency and that there was no basis for impeachment.
”I’m not surprised,” he said on ”The Chris Salcedo Show.” “I think that President Trump is 100% the leader of the Republican Party. Whether he decides to run or not — he’s told me in the past that he was definitely going to run — I think the reality is that we haven’t had a leader of the Republican Party that has grown Hispanic support, Black support, inner city support, support from women and gays. This is a president who has really put together an incredible coalition.
”And I think anyone who thinks that he’s just going to go away quietly is dead wrong. He’s going to be the leader of the party and certainly have the decision on who is going to be the nominee in 2024.”
Nikki Haley is a political weather vane.
She is like ol’ Bubba Clinton was.
She sticks her finger up in the air to see which way the political winds are blowing and makes her decision as to not necessarily what is the right thing to do but rather, what will benefit her political future.
Before Haley was Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, she was the governor of South Carolina.
While in that position she made the decision to remove the Confederate Flag and statues of Americans who fought for the Confederacy and put everything in a museum, where those parts of America’s History would not “offend” anyone.
That was in 2015.
In 2019, after leaving her post in the Trump Administration, she wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post (yes, THE Washington Post) attempting to explain why she removed a part of American History from the public square.
In her op ed, she wrote
Today’s outrage culture insists that everyone who holds a view that’s different from our own is not just mistaken. They must be evil and shunned. That’s wrong. I know too many good people in South Carolina who think differently about the flag but who are not the least bit racist.
The tragedy of all of this is that it makes compromise far less possible.
Her idea of compromise is identical to that of the Capitol Hill Elite of both parties.
“Think the way that we want you to and conform to our ethics and morality (or, lack thereof) and we will achieve UNITY.
The Capital Hill Elite are all snobs who could not stand the fact that Former President Trump would not play their political games and acted more like us average Americans than he did the professional politicians of Washington, the people who Nikki Haley is trying to cozy up to by insulting him.
Nikki Haley and the rest of the Never Trumpers among the Washington Elite always seem to forget this simple fact:
There are more Deplorables living here in the Heartland, 74 million of us, than there are on Mount Olympus, otherwise known as Capitol Hill.
And, WE are THEIR bosses.
THEY are not OURS.
Until He Comes,