(UnitedVoice.com) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) served in 45th President Donald Trump’s administration for almost two years. She left in December 2018 and went on to form a policy group. Now, she has thrown her hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election, but polling isn’t in her favor so far.
On Valentine’s Day, Haley posted a video on Twitter announcing her bid for the White House. The moderate conservative told her followers, “It’s time for a new generation of leadership.” She went on to say that she is the “proud daughter of Indian immigrants” and grew up in a town where the railroad tracks divided it by race. The former US ambassador to the UN said that there are people who think conservative ideas are “racist and evil,” but that couldn’t be “further from the truth.” She pointed out that the real evil is in Iran and China.
Get excited! Time for a new generation.
Let’s do this! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 14, 2023
Overall, the former governor painted an optimistic picture of the country. Optimistic or not, she has a lot to overcome if she wants to win the nomination. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, Trump is leading the presidential field, with 43% of GOP voters expressing support for him, and 31% want Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) to win. Just a measly 4% chose Haley as their top pick for the race.
BBC reported a Trafalgar Group shows Haley with 12% and Trump with 43%. While that’s an improvement, it’s still not enough to even come close to the nomination.
One of Trump’s top super PACs responded to the news. Taylor Budowich of MAGA Inc. told Fox News that Haley is just “another career politician.” He went on to say the former ambassador was a Never Trumper until she went to work for the former president, then she left the position early “to go rake in money on corporate boards.”
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