Haley Will Finally Back Trump

(HorizonPost.com) – Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley last week revealed that she would be voting for Donald Trump in November despite their policy differences, explaining that President Joe Biden “has been a catastrophe.”

Haley gave her first public remarks since dropping out of the race when she spoke at a Hudson Institute event in Washington on May 22.

The former UN ambassador said that as a voter, her priorities were to support a candidate who would hold America’s enemies accountable while standing by its allies. She added that her vote would go to the candidate who would defend freedom and capitalism, lower the national debt, and secure the US border.

Haley admitted that Donald Trump had “not been perfect” on all of those issues but added that Joe Biden “has been a catastrophe.”

When she suspended her campaign after the March Super Tuesday primaries, Haley held back on endorsing Trump, saying instead that he should reach out to her primary voters to earn their votes.

Even in her remarks last Wednesday, Haley did not offer a full-throated endorsement of the former president. Instead, she echoed her comments from March, saying that Trump “would be smart to reach out” to the millions of voters who supported her candidacy rather than simply assuming that they will vote for him in November.

At the same event, Hudson Institute Chairman Walter Stern harshly criticized President Biden’s foreign policy but also condemned the burgeoning isolationist wing of the Republican Party.

Haley also criticized the “loud” fringe of both political parties, saying they wanted the US to “abandon our allies” and “appease our enemies.” She warned that this kind of worldview had placed the country “in great danger,” adding that the “threat is mounting by the day.”

The Biden campaign has actively sought to woo Haley supporters in battleground states like Pennsylvania, as well as states where Haley earned a significant margin of votes in the primaries despite no longer being in the race. Haley directly blasting Biden’s presidency, especially over his foreign policy, will likely make the Biden campaign’s efforts to win them over all the more difficult.

Biden campaign spokesman Michael Tyler downplayed the impact Haley’s decision to vote for Trump might have on the voters who chose her in the primaries, saying there were still Republican voters who rejected the “chaos,” “division,” and “violence” Trump “embodies.”

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