Nikki Haley just set social media abuzz with cryptic tweet about Trump and Pence rumors

Nikki Haley—the morally bankrupt politico who served for some time as the Trump administration’s ambassador to the United Nations—has refused to remove herself from the limelight despite the fact that she is not currently serving in any official governmental role.

Rumors have swirled for quite some time that Haley has her sights on 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue. She wants to present herself as a tough but more moderate Republican, perhaps hoping that voters will eventually forget that she happily served and carried out the wishes of the vilest, most incompetent president to ever occupy the Oval Office.

It’s crucial that Americans recognize her now and forever for what she truly is: a cynical opportunist who was all too happy to work with a cryptofascist to forward her own career. There can be no place for an authoritarian enabler like her in our politics, let alone the White House.

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In order to make sure that she never comes to power, it’s crucial that we scrutinize her actions and call her out at every turn. Earlier today,  she tweeted out a cryptic message that immediately set off ripples of speculation.

“Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support,” she tweeted out, adding a heart and American flag emoji above a picture of herself seated with the theocratic Pence.

The way in which Haley deliberately omitted which rumors she was referring to is clearly intended to draw attention to whatever rumors she means while also giving her plausible deniability when it comes to spreading them.

So what could she be talking about?

Some, including CBS News, are interpreting the tweet as a repudiation of rumors that Haley might replace Pence as VP on Trump’s 2020 ticket despite the fact that at this point there seems to be little to back up the rumors.

Haley alluding to the idea at all could be interpreted as a test balloon to see if it’s possible to galvanize support for herself. If that’s the case her saying that she actually supports Pence is nothing more than a smokescreen. The best way for to stamp out these “rumors” that almost nobody was talking about would have been to just ignore them. Haley is up to something here.

Twitter immediately exploded with speculation, with some trying to puzzle out if she was referring to running as Trump’s Vice President and others simply mocking the intentionally vague wording of her tweet.

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.


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