The meeting between the two Republicans, both of whom are potential nominees in the 2024 presidential election, took place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and a source told The Hill it was "positive." It is unknown what they specifically discussed.
Haley fought with Trump openly following the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. In a feature story in Politico, she slammed the former president for his denial to admit the 2020 election and implied he was responsible for the violence. “We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said. “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, a former governor of South Carolina, is extensively seen as a potential contender for the 2024 presidential election. She later said in April that she would not run for president if Trump wages a comeback bid in 2024, and she spoke of him positively during a campaign-style speech in South Carolina this week.
“President Trump and the GOP built one of the hottest economies in American history. Wages rose to new heights. Unemployment fell to record lows. Families thrived and businesses grew. Remember what it was like just two years ago?” he said. In October, she regretted and suggested that her choice about 2024 is not reliant on what Trump does.
In January, she started the Stand for America political action committee, which was sent to build a conservative Congress majority. She has also been politically engaged with key states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and Virginia.
Haley isn’t the only Trump administration alum considering a White House bid in 2024. Former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been issuing endorsements for midterm candidates and traveling to key states like Iowa and New Hampshire. Nevertheless, Trump is expected to largely freeze the 2024 primary field until he announces whether or not he will run.