Nikki Haley announces candidacy for 2024 elections
When Haley was ambassador to the UN, she threatened to take away billions of dollars in US foreign aid if sovereign countries didn't vote in favor of the UN resolution to recognize Al-Quds as "Israel's" capital and move the US embassy there.
Former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on FNC's Special Report on Friday that she believes she could be the president the US needs when asked about a potential candidacy for the US Presidential elections in 2024.
"When do you make a decision if you are going to run for president?" anchor Bret Baier asked Haley, to which she responded, "Well, I’m not going to make an announcement here, but when you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at ‘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. And can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader."
She justified her candidacy on grounds of her past 'successes' as governor of South Carolina and as ambassador to the UN.
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"I was — as governor, I took on a hurting state with double-digit unemployment, and we made it the beast of the southeast. As ambassador, I took on the world when they tried to disrespect us, and I think I showed what I’m capable of at the United Nations. So, do I think I could be that leader? Yes, but we are still working through things, and we’ll figure it out. I’ve never lost a race. I said that then, I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now, but stay tuned," she said.
"It sounds like you’re close. It sounds. Are we getting to the exploratory committee stage here?" Baier said.
Haley replied, "I think. Stay tuned."
In 2017, Haley threatened to take away billions of dollars in US foreign aid if sovereign countries didn't vote in favor of the UN resolution to recognize Al-Quds as "Israel's" capital and move the US embassy there.
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