Nikki Haley's 2024 presidential run becomes official
She claims it's time for " a new generation of leadership, to rediscover fiscal responsibility, secure our border, and strength our country, our pride, and our purpose,"
After two weeks of Republican Nikki Haley hinting at her potential presidential run for 2024, she finally announced her candidacy in her campaign launch video, posted on Twitter.
Get excited! Time for a new generation.— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 14, 2023
Let’s do this! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
She claimed it was time for " a new generation of leadership, to rediscover fiscal responsibility, secure our border, and strength our country, our pride, and our purpose."
Haley has been active on the GOP scene for the past two years through her political group Stand for America, which helped Republican candidates in the 2022 elections.
When asked last year about a possible run, she said, "... you know what I’ve said — I’ve never lost a race. I’m not going to start now. If there’s place for me, we’ll put a 100% in, and we’ll finish it." She later added that "when people underestimate me, it’s always fun."
Trump declared to reporters last month that Haley called him to discuss her run to which he responded, "Go by your heart if you want to run," adding that he told her she "should do it." However, he recalled when Haley told the press in 2021 that she wouldn't run if Trump did and "that’s something that we will have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made."
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 [Jerusalem] as "Israel's" capital and move the US embassy there.