Nikki Haley threw her hat in the presidential ring, announcing Tuesday that she is seeking the GOP nomination in 2024.
Haley, who served as a former ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump, is now his first officially announced opponent.
In a video posted online, the former South Carolina governor declared it was “time for a new generation.”
The comment immediately highlighted her relative youth — she’s 51 — compared to Trump or President Biden.
Haley noted her background as the “proud daughter of Indian immigrants”, warned of the dangers presented by the socialist left, and touted her credentials as a tough female candidate.
“They all think they can bully us, kick us,” he said. “You should know this about me, I can’t stand bullies, and if you wear heels it hurts them more.”
Be excited! Time for a new generation.
Let’s do it! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 14, 2023
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Nikki Haley has no intention of losing the GOP nomination in 2024
Political Insider reported last month that Nikki Haley is likely to enter the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. And she didn’t lack confidence.
At the time, Haley ran through a litany of failures in the Biden administration and said it was time for a “new direction.”
“Do I think I can be that leader? Yes, but we’re still working through things and we’ll figure it out,” he said. “I’ve never lost a race. I said it then, I’m still saying it now. I will not lose now. “
‘I can be that leader’: Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley hints at 2024 presidential run in exclusive interview with Brett Baier pic.twitter.com/KAa7qnjzgl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 19, 2023
Donald Trump didn’t have to be specific about Haley’s announcement, but did let followers know on her Truth social media platform that she’s still “doing well in the polls.”
“All Republicans are pretty much leading, with Biden leading them by a very wide margin,” he wrote.
Trump added that his numbers look good despite the federal government’s weapons to take him down, adding that “I think the RINO, or Biden, will be damaged enough to allow them to ‘slip through the cracks,'” as he pointed out.
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Can she win?
Haley has some of the most conservative credentials of any Republican candidate but has had some notable missteps to run.
He was an extremely effective ambassador to the United Nations, making it clear from day one that he was interested in promoting the Trump administration’s America First platform.
“We care more about being right than popularity and once again stand up for our interests and values,” he told the body.
Nikki Haley promised “fresh eyes” at the UN: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names.” https://t.co/hc8h8mD9y9 pic.twitter.com/lqXYuyceAE
— ABC News (@ABC) January 27, 2017
But for every such example, there are always slip-ups — such as Bubba Wallace promoting race cheating or bowing to a woke crowd in other instances.
Haley also jumped on the ‘Trump revolt’ bandwagon, calling him a failure for the Republican Party.
“We have to admit that he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have taken, and we shouldn’t have followed him and we shouldn’t have listened to him,” he told a Politico reporter.
“And we won’t let that happen again.”
Haley later predicted that Trump would not be able to run for office again.
“He’s not going to run for federal office again … I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture. I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far,” she insisted.
“Trump is going to find himself further and further isolated.” “I don’t think he’ll be in the picture. He’s fallen so far. “We have to admit he let us down. He went in a way he should not have gone, we should not have followed him” – Nikki Haley, 2021
– Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 21, 2022
Although Hayley is confident that she won’t lose, the elections look very bleak for her this time.
A Morning Consult poll shows Trump leading Florida Gov. DeSantis by 16 points in a hypothetical GOP primary matchup between the two conservative favorites.
Haley comes in at just 3% support in the same poll, 44 points behind Trump, 29 points behind DeSantis, 4 points behind former Vice President Mike Pence, and tied with Senator Ted Cruz and newly ousted Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
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