Former President Trump decided to take the high road and put aside his differences towards Nikki Haley after learning that she would be competing against him for President Of The United States in 2024.
Shortly following Haley’s announcement, Trump said he is “glad” she is running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination and said she should “not be bound” by her past promise not to run against him.
According to a Fox News Digital interview, Trump acknowledged that many Republicans who once served in his administration or had been considered his allies could challenge him for the 2024 GOP nomination.
But the former president, who announced his 2024 campaign in November, is encouraging that competition and told Fox News Digital: “The more the merrier.”
“I’m glad she’s running,” Trump said. “I want her to follow her heart — even though she made a commitment that she would never run against who she called the greatest president of her lifetime.”
“She should do what she wants to do and not be bound by the fact that she said she would never do it,” he said.
The former president was referring to comments Haley made in April 2021. Haley told reporters then that she would support Trump in 2024 if he chose to run again.
When asked if she would run against Trump, Haley said: “I would not run if President Trump ran. And I would talk to him about it. That is something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.”