Haley Silent On How She Differs From Trump

GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley dodged questions about how she differs from former President Donald Trump, instead saying she is focused on defeating President Joe Biden.

“I don’t focus on President Trump,” Haley said on “Fox News Sunday” when asked how she differs from the former president. “It’s amazing that the media wants to talk about that so much. I am focused on Joe Biden.”

Haley said that as she campaigned in New Hampshire and South Carolina, no one asked her about the former president. Instead, she said they are worried about the Biden administration.

“Not one person asked me about President Trump,” Haley said on Fox News. “Everybody wanted to talk about Biden.”

The former U.N. ambassador has evaded questions about Trump but has called for a new generation of leadership in the Republican Party.

“I think we need new energy going in. I think we need to leave the status quo of the past and start looking ahead,” Haley said.

Haley, aside from Trump, is the only Republican candidate seeking the presidency in 2024. In April 2021, she said she would not run if President Trump did.

“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,” Haley said.

Trump welcomed her entry into the race, saying, “the more the merrier.”

In an interview with Fox News, Trump said:

“I’m glad she’s running. 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 added.

Polls show Trump leading all potential GOP candidates by a wide margin.

A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll showed that Trump received 46% support from Republican voters, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) received 23%, former Vice President Mike Pence received 7% and Nikki Haley received only 6% support.

According to the poll, if Trump did not run in 2024, DeSantis would gain the most support.