Nikki Haley, a Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election who is currently trailing behind, is expected to face a significant defeat in her home state of South Carolina in the upcoming primary. However, when asked during a television interview on Sunday, Haley declined to reveal whether she would endorse her opponent, Donald Trump, if he were to secure the party’s nomination. Throughout the interview on ABC with Jonathan Karl, the host made several attempts to press Haley for a clear answer regarding her support for Trump as the potential nominee.

“I’m running against him because I don’t think he should be president,” she said, according to Politico.

“The last thing on my mind is who I’m going to support. The only thing on my mind is how we’re going to win this,” the outlet added.

After Karl attempted once more to press her for an answer, Haley declared, “I plan to run, I plan to win, and you all can discuss support at a later time. For now, you can inquire whether he will back me once I secure the nomination.”

The alteration in language indicates a shift in viewpoint, although not a complete turnaround. Prior to this, she had mentioned that she would endorse Trump if he won the primary that was filled with candidates at the time.

“I would support him because I am not going to have a President Kamala Harris. We can’t afford that. That is not going to happen,” she said on CNBC in July 2023.

In the initial GOP debate held in August, Haley was one of the candidates who expressed their readiness to back Trump if he became the nominee. Despite intensifying her critiques of Trump during the campaign period, she has not definitively changed her position on the issue.