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Nikki Haley says she doubts Trump will ‘abide by the Constitution’ as president

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Friday that she does not know if that is the case Donald Trump would follow the Constitution if he were re-elected president.

‘Don’t know. I mean, you always want to think someone will, but I don’t know,” Haley said.

Citing Trump’s comments during the course of his campaign about using a second term for “revenge” or “retaliation,” Haley said, “What does that mean? Like, I don’t know what that means. And only he can answer that. .”

Haley’s comments come just days before Super Tuesday — where she may not win any of the 15 states voting that day in the Republican presidential primaries — as Trump appears poised to clinch the Republican presidential nomination in the coming weeks .

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley (William B. Plowman/NBC)

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley (William B. Plowman/NBC)

Haley has been critical of Trump’s actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. During a CNN debate in January, Haley blasted Trump for calling Jan. 6 “a beautiful day,” saying, “I think 6 January was a terrible day, and we should never want to see that happen again.”

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She also slammed the former president for harping on the results of the 2020 election, which Trump continues to claim he won.

“Those elections? Trump lost it. Biden won that election. And the idea that [Trump’s] gone away and carried this on forever, to the point where he continues to say these things to scare the American people, are wrong,” Haley said during that debate.

Republicans and Democrats who have criticized Trump and faced his wrath have told NBC News they are increasingly fearful of the “retaliation” that could come their way if he is re-elected.

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley (William B. Plowman/NBC)Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley (William B. Plowman/NBC)

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley (William B. Plowman/NBC)

“I don’t think there should ever be a president who is above the law. I don’t think there should ever be a president who has total immunity to do whatever he wants,” Haley added.

Just this week, the Supreme Court announced that the justices will decide later this year whether Trump can claim presidential immunity over allegations of criminal election interference.

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If the court decides that the former president is immune from criminal prosecution for actions by officials he took while he was president, the federal charges against him — including charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to defraud an official proceeding hinder – be rejected.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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