Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday morning that she will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024, becoming the first official challenger to former President Donald Trump.
In the process, Trump also broke his promise not to run for president if he decided to make another bid for the Oval Office.
In her video announcement, Haley explained that she’s running because “it’s time for a new generation of leadership,” taking pointed shots at both Trump and Joe Biden.
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Excited! Time for a new generation.
Let’s do it! 👊 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/BD5k4WY1CP
— Nikki Haley (@Nikki Haley) February 14, 2023
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday she will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, putting her at odds with onetime boss Donald Trump, the former president also seeking to regain the White House.
“I’m Nikki Haley and I’m running for president,” Haley said in a video her team sent via email.
Haley, a former South Carolina governor who served as Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will outline his campaign plans in a speech Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina.
He became Trump’s first direct challenger in a Republican field that is expected to grow in the coming weeks and months.
“It’s time for a new generation of leadership — to rediscover fiscal responsibility, secure our borders and strengthen our country, our pride and our purpose,” Haley said in her video.
“China and Russia are on the march. They all think we can be beaten, kicked. You should know this about me: I don’t tolerate bullies. And when you kick back, it hurts them more if you’re wearing heels,” he said.