Former Republican Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley has ignited a firestorm of criticism following a Wall Street Journal interview in which she fawned over former Republican President Donald Trump.
Haley, who was Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations and his expected by many to run for the Republican nomination in 2024, praised Trump's role in the Republican Party and lauded his supposed accomplishments for the country during his presidency.
Her comments have inspired waves of ire from both sides of the political aisle, particularly in light of her previous criticisms of the former President.
Haley has been suspected of having presidential ambitions for years and has been raising money for her own political-action committee. She recently spent several days in Iowa, where the presidential nomination process begins.
She and South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem are the only women currently expected to run for the Republican nomination.