Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump

Nikki Haley criticized former President Donald Trump’s response to the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot in a Friday interview with Politico.

Haley emerged as a reliable defender of Trump’s foreign policy positions during her time as Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley resigned as U.N. ambassador in 2018.

“I hear the president get up there and go off on Pence. I literally was so triggered, I had to turn it off,” Haley said of Trump’s speech at the Ellipse on Jan. 6.

Trump called out Pence during the speech just before rioters overran the Capitol and temporarily halted the Electoral College certification. “Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us, and if he doesn’t, that will be a, a sad day for our country because you’re sworn to uphold our Constitution,” Trump said, according to a transcript provided by the Associated Press.

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