Nikki Haley says Trump’s looming indictment is more about ‘revenge’ than justice: 2024 nominee finally responds after former president’s allies fury
- Presidential hopeful says Trump’s potential indictment is political ‘revenge’
- The response came after possible 2024 nominee DeSantis slammed the decision as the ex-president warned he could be arrested as early as Tuesday
- 36,000 NYPD are on alert after Trump calls on his supporters to protest
Nikki Haley has joined other presidential hopefuls in calling Donald Trump’s planned indictment a politically motivated “revenge” against the former president.
As the 2024 presidential candidate, Trump will be Haley’s rival in the Republican primary election next year – underscoring the predicament of those unwilling to anger his loyal base but may want to call out his indiscretions.
Haley was on the verge of fully defending the former president, saying she didn’t want to weigh too heavily given that the potential indictment is still “just a rumour.”
“From all I’ve seen from this New York district attorney is that it would be something he would do for political reasons,” the former South Carolina governor said Monday night. and Trump-era ambassador to the UN. .
Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley says Trump’s potential indictment is politically motivated ‘revenge’
The comments came as the New York Police Department put all 36,000 officers on high alert, ordering them to be in uniform and on standby for deployment in anticipation of unrest over a possible charge or arrest.
Trump said he expected to be arrested on Tuesday, but law enforcement officials told DialyMail.com the first action could be taken by Wednesday.
“I think what we know is that when you get into political lawsuits like this, it’s more about revenge than justice,” Haley said.
She added: ‘Right now it’s a rumour. And I sure hope that’s not the case. I guess we will find out tomorrow.
The indictment would be the first in a series of cases against Trump. This one is said to come from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in the case involving the former president’s silent payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
Manhattan DA’s criticism of Haley mirrors Trump’s attacks on Bragg saying he ‘takes his orders from DC’
His response to the announcement of a potential indictment follows a response from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has yet to announce a presidential run but is expected to jump in the running in the coming months. come.
While weighing in on the case Monday morning, DeSantis also highlighted the allegations against Trump without using his name. The Florida governor was careful not to directly criticize or engage in bellicose remarks with Trump.
DeSantis broke his silence on the subject by describing the indictment as “some type of circus fabricated by a Soros prosecutor.”
All 36,000 NYPD officers are in uniform on Tuesday and awaiting deployment after Trump called on his supporters to protest his potential indictment
“I don’t know what goes into paying a porn star silent money to get silence on some type of alleged affair,” DeSantis said. It’s just… I can’t talk about that.
The remarks prompted a swift response from Trump, who posted unsubstantiated allegations on his Truth Social platform that DeSantis had inappropriate relationships with “underage” women while he was a teacher. He also questioned DeSantis’ sexuality, saying a man could make allegations against him.
“They can go back and forth on all of that,” Haley said of the two GOP frontrunners.
“I think what we need to focus on is, first of all, you never want to tolerate some kind of politicized prosecution, because we know that’s just political revenge. And I think we’ve seen enough of that in recent years,” she added.
Haley, who was the first major Republican to enter the GOP primary race after Trump, dismissed the case against her former boss as ‘revenge from some politicians in New York’ and asked to continue the conversation .