Nikki Haley to take on Trump for 2024 Republican presidential nomination: A source familiar with Nikki Haley’s plans said she will launch her campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on February 15. She will meet her one-time boss, former President Donald Trump.
Local news outlet The Post and Courier first reported Haley’s plans to announce details about her upcoming White House bid on Wednesday.
About Nikki Haley
Haley is the daughter of two Indian immigrants who owned a successful clothing store in a rural part of the state and has built a reputation among her colleagues for her ability to address issues of race and gender more effectively.
Her service as US ambassador to the United Nations under Trump from 2017 to 2018 has also made her a stalwart defender of American interests abroad.
That was when the United States abandoned the Iran nuclear deal, signed under Democratic President Barack Obama.
Nikki Haley to take on Trump for 2024 Republican presidential nomination: report
Haley’s campaign emailed supporters on Wednesday, inviting them to an event in Charleston on February 15. Her candidacy will be announced there, the sources said.
A primary in South Carolina is expected to be one of the first Republican nomination contests in 2024.
Considering running for president,
Haley said, you would consider two things: “Does the current situation push for new leadership? The second question is: Am I that person that could be that new leader?”
“Yes, we need to go in a new direction,” Haley said. “And can I be that leader? Yes. I think I can be that leader.”
Haley’s relationship with Trump is unclear at the moment. Donald Trump mocked Haley’s appearance in a book by Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, saying she has a “complexion problem” and that he would not select her as his running mate.
Haley, his former Vice President Mike Pence, and his former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were also warned in October that running against him would be “disloyal.”
“Many of them have said they would never run if I run, so we’ll see whether that turns out to be true,” Trump said during a Fox News Radio interview. “I think it would be very disloyal if they did, but that’s OK, too.”