On January 6th, in his depraved lust for power, former official Donald Trump used thousands of his followers to ransack the US Capitol in a final attempt to subvert the peaceful transfer of power and presumably install himself as dictator of the United States. This melee resulted in the death of at least 5 and injury to 140 police officers.
On January 26th, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is quoted on Fox News in an obnoxiously obsequious interview as begging for everyone to please just give the man a break. Suddenly a few days ago, again on Fox News, Nikki Haley was now inexplicably “disgusted” and “disappointed” that Trump encouraged this insurrection and came to the brilliant analysis that “He let us down”. Zero facts changed between Jan 26th and February 12th.
Since her escape from the Trump administration in 2018, Haley has spent a good portion of her time campaigning for President on Fox News and as a side gig running an apologist con on Trump voters to keep them in tow for her political aspirations. Technically this is just called “being a politician.” But I am left wondering how a person with the obvious intelligence to jump ship early on, could also have watched the escalating depravity of the previous administration then literally in the 11th hour act like it was all just all too much to bear?
In an extensive interview with Politico she astutely concludes “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.” Uh…okay.