Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley officially launched her campaign for President on Tuesday.
The announcement, which has been expected for months, marks the first Republican candidate to challenge former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign openly.
The former governor and United Nations ambassador announced her bid in a video, calling for new leadership in the GOP.
“Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven out of the last eight presidential elections. That has to change,” Haley, 51, said. “Joe Biden’s record is abysmal, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again. It’s time for a new generation of leadership.”
Last month, Haley signaled that she was still weighing a White House bid during an interview, saying that the country needed a new generation to step up in 2024 and offering herself as a potential leader.
“It’s bigger than one person. And when you’re looking at the future of America, I think it’s time for new generational change. I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in D.C.,” Haley told the network. “I think we need a young generation to come in, step up, and really start fixing things.”
Her announcement was also expected by Trump, who disclosed in late January that he had spoken to Haley about a White House bid and said he encouraged her to do so.
Haley has boasted an impressive political record, the former governor has never lost a race for public office.
“She’s tough. She won the governor’s race in ‘10 and none of us thought Nikki would have a chance,” said Katon Dawson, a former South Carolina Republican Party chair who’s backing Haley’s presidential bid. “She brings a lot to the Republican Party as far as diversity and common sense. And I think those are the things that will attract people to her candidacy.”
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No,no no,she’s as woke as the day is long America needs a strong leader not another freaking shit show. Not that time for a female president, not this century. Already gotta get rid of BIDEN, that’s crucial enough.
Don’t waste your or our time Nikki….
I am only voting for President Trump. God bless him.
OM Lord I’m going to throw up ! The little two-faced rat is still trying to undermine the President that gave her an opportunity to expand her career. She can’t be trusted anymore than Pence, Romney and others.
Hooray for you, Nikki Haley. You have my vote! We need a strong woman in that job to show how our country should be run.
“We should have never listened to him.” That’s what you said about Trump, Nicky. Did you think people forgot? You’ll be lucky to get a cabinet position, lol. McConnell would likely support you is another reason I will NEVER vote for you. I get nauseous thinking about it.
I seem to remember poor Nikki fawning and ingratiating herself to Mr. Trump, then turning on him rather spitefully when his chips seemed down. Say it ain’t so, Nikki! Also, are we sure our country is ready for an American woman with a strong Indian ‘substratum?’ A similar situation is now afoot in Britain, where a British Indian Sahib as the grand poo-bah is handing out untoward surprises to unsuspecting Englishmen. Blood is thicker than water and curry is thicker than ketchup.