Former President Donald Trump reportedly turned down a meeting request by his former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in the wake of her controversial negative comments about him.
Haley, who served in the Trump administration for roughly two years, reached out to the former president on Wednesday asking for a sit-down meeting at his Mar-a-Lago home and was turned down, according to Politico.
The snub comes the same week Haley offered harsh criticism of the president in a scathing interview over his perceived connection to the Capitol Hill siege on Jan. 6, and the two reportedly haven’t spoken since that event.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” Haley said in the interview. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have. And we shouldn’t have followed him. And we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
Haley, who many believe is positioning herself for a 2024 run, also said she doesn’t believe the president will seek the White House again.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture,” Haley predicted. “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.”
The former South Carolina governor appeared to acknowledge the criticism she received over the interview in a Wall Street Journal op-ed where she accused the media of trying to “stoke a nonstop Republican Civil War” by reporting on Republicans who disagree with the president.
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.