Nikki Haley: Trump Isn’t Right For President Despite Fitness

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thinks that former President Donald Trump is fit to serve again. However, she says he is not the “right” person the United States needs as a leader at this time.

During an interview with ABC News, the GOP presidential candidate asserted that Trump was the right president in his time but should not be reclaiming the White House in 2024.

“It’s not about fitness. I think he’s fit to be president. It’s ‘Should he be president?’ I don’t think he should be president. I thought he was the right president at the right time,” she stated.

She went further, “We’ve got to look at the issues that we’re dealing with, coming forward with new solutions, not focusing on negativity and baggage of the past. So it’s not about being fit. It’s just I don’t think he’s the right person to be president.”

Haley has always said that Trump was the right president for his tenure. However, as she seeks the Republican Party’s presidential ticket, she has been asking the country to move past him and get another person for the job – more specifically, her.

At the first GOP primary debate in Milwaukee in August, she promised to support Trump if he secures the party’s ticket even as a convicted felon. However, like every of her stance when it comes to Trump, where she stands at the moment is not very clear.

When asked about her shaky loyalty to the GOP front runner, she responded, “You know, anti-Trumpers don’t think I hate him enough and pro-Trumpers don’t think I love him enough. I call it like I see it. I’m not going to be 100% with him. I’m not going to be 100% against him. It’s not personal for me.”

“This is about what’s right for the country, This is about how we’re going to lead. This is about the direction we should go. It’s not about the personal thoughts of an individual. It’s about the fact that we have a country to save,” she added.

Haley’s remarks come amid a significant boost in her campaign, as evidenced by donations and her increasing poll numbers. Even though she is still way behind Trump in the polls, she is proving to be a very formidable rival for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as they have been caught in a tie in several polls recently.

A new Wall Street Journal poll even shows Haley beating DeSantis to the second position. According to the poll, which was taken from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, Haley had 15% support compared to DeSantis’ 14% support.