Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley is among President Trump supporters critical of his actions and words after his reelection loss, most recently
“President Trump has not always chosen the right words,” Haley, a former GOP South Carolina governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate, said Thursday. “He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told him so at the time. He was badly wrong with his words yesterday. And it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.”
Trump following a deadly protest in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Va., did not immediate condemn the violence by extremists at the event.
Haley made the comments at the Republican National Committee’s annual winter meeting, in Florida.
Haley also told fellow Republicans the party has some tough decisions ahead, following crucial losses in the 2020 election but that blaming certain members of the party will get them nowhere, according to Politico.
“We can whine about it,” she said. “We can complain about it. We can blame each other for it. Or we can do something about it.”
She suggested the party embrace inclusion, especially after subpar performances in suburban areas.