The American newspaper “The Hill” reported that former US President Donald Trump refused to receive the former US ambassador to the United Nations during his term, Nikki Haley, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The newspaper pointed out that Haley tried to contact Trump this week and arrange a meeting with him, but he refused to receive her after harsh criticism was directed at him accusing him of responsibility for the storming of Congress on January 6.
Haley left her position as a delegate to the United Nations in the flag of 2018, although she remained loyal to the Republican Party and the Trump administration until the congressional attack took place, then her position changed from the former president.
Haley said, in an interview with the American newspaper “Politico”, “We have to admit that he let us down. He took a path that he should not have taken and that we should not follow him or listen to him, and we can not let that happen again.”
Haley explained that she had not made any contact with Trump after the congressional storming, adding, “When I say I am angry, this word does not accurately describe my feeling. I am very upset about the fact that despite the relationship of loyalty and friendship that his deputy, Mike Pence had, he betrayed him in this way. I am disgusted by that.” In a sign that Pence was in danger when he was presiding over the Congressional session to certify the election result on January 6.
Days after the events in Congress, Haley said in a speech before members of the Republican National Committee that Trump “was seriously mistaken in his words” during the January 6 gathering.
She added at the time that the matter is not only related to his words, but also to “his actions since election day, which history will judge harshly.”
Haley, who many expect to be among the leading Republican candidates for the 2024 presidential elections, announced last month the formation of a political action committee.
Those close to her said the goal was to help conservatives regain control of the House and Senate in 2022.