Nikki Haley Hints at 2024 Presidential Run

In an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier on Thursday, former governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador Nikki Haley hinted at a potential run for the Republican presidential candidacy in 2024. She suggested, "Yes, I think I can be that leader."

Nikki Haley Hints at 2024 Presidential Run
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Facts

  • In an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier on Thursday, former governor of South Carolina and UN ambassador Nikki Haley hinted at a potential run for the Republican presidential candidacy in 2024. She suggested, "Yes, I think I can be that leader."
  • Citing issues such as inflation, big business bailouts, and the economy, Haley said that if she runs, she's "running against Joe Biden. That’s what I’m focused on, because we can’t have a second term of Joe Biden."
  • She also touted her resume, saying that "as governor, I took on a hurting state with double-digit unemployment, and we made it the beast of the Southeast," also citing her experience working at the United Nations.
  • Haley, who was critical of her former boss Pres. Donald Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, only said of the former president that she "had a great working relationship" with him.
  • The former ambassador is among several politicians believed to potentially run for the GOP nomination, including senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), though polls currently show Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leading among candidates to replace Trump.
  • Also during the interview, Haley addressed accusations made in former Sec. of State Mike Pompeo's new book that Haley urged the Trump White House to replace Mike Pence as the 2020 VP candidate. She called the allegations "lies and gossip to sell a book."

Sources: New York Post, Independent, Daily Wire, Newsweek, and Business Insider.

Narratives

  • Republican narrative, as provided by MSN. On top of her rich experience as Governor and UN ambassador, Nikki Haley is a proven winner. She pushed her way into becoming her state's first female governor and through the hits from all sides while working in the Trump admin. She's completely right in that the 2024 race is between the GOP and Biden, and she is an intriguing candidate to lead the Republicans and the country into the future.
  • Pro-Trump narrative, as provided by Independent Sentinel. Nikki Haley is a classic example of an establishment GOP-groomed candidate whose administration would not fight for regular Americans, but rather for Mitch McConnel and the like. They're already advancing the propaganda machine by calling her the "next Margaret Thatcher" who will return the US to normalcy on the global stage, but voters don't want that — they want a true populist conservative who won't stab them in the back once in office.

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