Nikki Haley Talks Presidential Bid, Gets Hammered as Disloyal RINO on Twitter

With the 2022 midterm election behind the Republican Party, people have turned their attention toward the 2024 Presidential election, where former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been considered the two leading contenders.

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appears ready to put her name in the hat as she teased an announcement on Saturday on FOX News.

People were quick to react to Haley’s announcement, with younger and more moderate conservatives expressing support, while those who supported Trump saw it as a sign of betrayal.

The former Governor discussed the stakes of the 2024 election before saying that she believes it is time for ‘new generational change’ in what may have been a swipe at Trump.

She captioned the Tweet hinting at his Presidential aspirations with “It’s time for a new generation to lead.”​​

“The survival of America matters,” she told Fox News.

“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. 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.”

Trump is 76 years old, while Joe Biden is 80 years old.  An NBC News analysis found that the current U.S. House is the third oldest in history, while the current U.S. Senate is the second oldest.

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Conservative journalist and former Congressional candidate Laura Loomer chastised Haley on Twitter, saying that she attempted to gloss over her previous statements supporting Trump in a dishonest fashion.

Haley did briefly address her previous statements in support of Trump, saying that she made them “before we surrendered to Afghanistan, it was before we saw this high inflation and high crime, it was before we saw drugs infesting all of our states, it was before we saw our foreign policy in disarray, so a lot has changed.” She said.

“And when I look at that, I look at the fact if I’m this passionate and I’m this determined, why not me?”  Haley added.

Amid a flurry of negative responses from liberal and conservative Twitter users, a few welcomed Haley’s announcement.

Nile Gardener, a former aide to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and self-described foreign policy analyst, gave Haley high marks for her leadership on the world stage, citing her tenure as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations under Trump.

Katon Dawson, a former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, said that he would support Haley if she chose to run for President.

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“Nobody ever thought she’d be the governor of the state of South Carolina not once but twice,” he said. “And if she is running [for president now], well, I am for her. You have to remember; she has never, ever lost a race she has been in.” Dawson said in an interview with the Washington Examiner.

Still, another user summed up the current position on Haley for most members of the Republican Party.


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