“She gets credit for getting out without being too stained by the Trump administration,” said Chip Felkel, a South Carolina-based Republican strategist. When Haley called for the release of Trump’s tax returns, and he called her an embarrassment to South Carolina, Haley’s tweeted response of “Bless your heart” epitomized tongue-in-cheek Southern shade. In her two years at the United Nations, Haley managed to tread a careful path of occasionally speaking out against Trump while not directly drawing his ire. “No one, regardless of how they feel about Trump now or later, will begrudge loyalty and intelligent service. ADFor Felkel, only the end of the Trump era — whether in 2020 or 2024 — will reveal Haley’s political staying power.
Source: Washington Post November 19, 2019 05:11 UTC