Joe Scarborough: ‘If My Theory Holds, Donald Trump Won’t Seek Reelection’


Joe Scarborough said this morning it seems like Nikki Haley may run in 2020, though he still doubts President Donald Trump will.

“If there’s been anybody that the White House has been worried about running in a primary in 2020,” he said, “it would be Nikki Haley. And as you look back at her service, I think she is one of the few members that has remained independent and has stuck pretty steadfast to a traditional U.S. foreign policy position.”

David Ignatius noted that it seems like Haley is the “rare person” in Trump’s orbit that is exiting from the White House with her reputation and her dignity intact.

He added it seems like her comments yesterday were more about a 2024 campaign announcement as opposed to 2020, where she would be challenging Trump.

“There always has been talk about Nikki Haley… possibly running in 2020. David’s talking about 2024,” Scarborough said. “If my theory holds, Donald Trump won’t seek reelection.”

And if that’s the case, he added, Haley is now avoiding getting behind Mike Pence and is “getting out in front of everything.”

Back in April Scarborough wrote that Trump may not end up running in 2020––in a column that ended with this about Haley:

How wonderful would it be for our daughters to see this woman — this daughter of immigrants — take a debate stage to coldly cut the Donald down to size, revealing to the world once and for all that this bloated emperor has no clothes?

What a sight that would be.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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