On Tuesday, Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and US ambassador to the United Nations, announced her intention to run for president, making her the first Republican to challenge former President Donald Trump for the party’s nomination. In a video posted online, Haley, who previously served under Trump, stated that “it’s time for a new generation of leadership” and concluded by saying, “I’m Nikki Haley, and I’m running for president.”
Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and was the first female governor of the state, as well as the first Indian-American to lead it. If she secures the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, she will become the first woman and first Asian-American to head the GOP ticket.
Watch Nikki Haley Announcement
Democrats were quick to remind voters of Nikkie Haley’s past remarks
The reason I actually ran for office is because of Hillary Clinton. Everybody was telling me why I shouldn’t run: I was too young, I had small children, I should start at the school board level.Nikki Haley