Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that she “can’t imagine” launching her own White House bid in the future.
“Everyone thinks that I’m ambitious and everybody thinks I’m trying to run for something and everybody thinks I want more, and the truth of it is I am just passionate,” Haley said in an interview with CNN.
“I can’t imagine running for the White House … I really can’t,” the former South Carolina Governor added.
Haley added that in her role as U.N. Ambassador she has freedom to say what she wants, but her message is still coordinated with the Trump Administration.
“He has given me a lot of leeway to just say what I think and interpret what he thinks,” Haley said of the President.
“It is always coordinated with the White House … I would never go rogue, because I’m very aware of who I work for,” she added.
“I’m a strong voice by nature. I’m sometimes a bull in a china shop. And, you know, he allows me to do that.”
She added that her outspoken personality works well with the measured approach of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“You know, he’s very much an executive. He’s thoughtful in his approach and how he moves forward,” she said.
“I’m one that’s not afraid to say anything. You know, I’m not easily intimidated and so I can go out and say things. So I think we actually complement each other very well.”