Nikki Haley hints at presidential run, calls for 'generational change'

 January 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump declared this past November that he is seeking the Republican Party's 2024 nomination, and most polls show him having a commanding lead.

Others have hinted that they may challenge him, however, including former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. She announced during an interview last week that it’s time for "generational change."

"We need a young generation to come in"

"It’s bigger than one person. And when you’re looking at the future of America, I think it’s time for new generational change," Haley told Fox News host Brett Baier.

"I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in DC," Haley said. "I think we need a young generation to come in, step up, and really start fixing things."

The Post noted in an article that Haley also insisted she can be an effective leader, pointing to her record as South Carolina governor as well as United Nations ambassador under former President Trump.

Former governor touts record in South Carolina

"Yes, I think I can be that leader," Haley declared, adding, "I was – as governor, I took on a hurting state with double-digit unemployment, and we made it the beast of the Southeast."

"As ambassador, I took on the world when they tried to disrespect us. And I think I showed what I’m capable of at the United Nations," she continued.

"So, do I think I could be that leader? Yes. But we are still working through things, and we will figure it out. I have never lost a race. I said that then. I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now. But stay tuned," Haley added.

Haley made a point of stressing that she and Trump "had a great working relationship" while boasting of "all the foreign policy issues we worked on together."

Mike Pompeo says Haley schemed to replace Mike Pence as vice president

Earlier this month, the Post reported that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Haley of scheming behind the scenes with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to replace Mike Pence as vice president.

The allegation appears in his new book titled "Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love." It involves a meeting in which Haley was said to have "played" then White House chief of staff John Kelly by arriving with Jared and Ivanka at what was supposed to have been a one-on-one meeting with the president.

"As best Kelly could tel​l, ​they were presenting a possible 'Haley for vice-president' option," Pompeo wrote in the book.

"I can’t confirm this, but [Kelly] was certain he had been played, and he was not happy about it. Clearly, this visit did not reflect a team effort but undermined our work for America," he added.

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