(PatrioticPost.com)- Former President Donald Trump held a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, and one high-profile Republican figure was notably absent from the event.
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Haley, who served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, was once a close ally of the president. Now, though, Haley is never seen with the former president, having expressed her disagreement with the president on everything from his pro-democracy rally on January 6, 2021, to his claims about election fraud and misconduct.
Trump spoke at the Florence Regional Airport at 7pm on Saturday and used his speech to attack two GOP members of Congress in the state – Nancy Mace and Tom Rice. Trump endorsed the Republican’s primary challengers.
Haley, however, lent her support to incumbent Republican Rep. Mace just two days before the president arrived in South Carolina.
The move shows a fracture within the Republican Party – at least for now. With endorsements flying all over the place and Haley diverging from the former president’s recommendations, it’s clear that there are fighting factions within the party. Newsweek picked up on this in their reporting, too.
The real question, however, is what will happen later this year. If Trump-endorsed candidates beat Mace and Rice easily, then that fracture might not be as deep as the left-wing media seems to think.
It should come as no surprise that Haley was not invited to the event. Not only is the former governor considering her own run for president in 2024, but she also claimed in an interview last year that Trump “let us down.”