(FeaturedNews.com) – Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is the first person to officially challenge former President Donald Trump for the GOP’s 2024 nomination. In an announcement video Haley, who is also the former United Nations ambassador, noted that it was time for a change in the party leadership. She continued by acknowledging that the GOP had failed in winning the popular vote in the presidential elections of the past three decades.
Specifically, she said that they had lost the popular vote in seven out of the eight last presidential elections, and it was time for that to change. She also noted that President Biden’s “record is abysmal” and that Washington “has failed us over and over and over again.
Haley has been expected to enter the presidential race for months despite the fact that two years ago she had claimed that if Trump decided to place a bid again in 2024 she would not challenge him. However, despite Trump’s bid, Haley still proceeded with launching her own campaign for the White House, a campaign which she has been preparing for some time.
After exiting the Trump administration, Haley founded the group “Stand for America” which aimed to boost GOP candidates in the 2022 midterm election. She also remained an active participant in the national media circuit.
In January, during an interview with Fox News, she had hinted that she was considering placing a presidential bid, saying that she thought it was time for a younger generation to step up and fix things in Washington.
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