Nikki Haley became the first serious opponent of Donald Trump for the 2024 election

Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, has officially announced her presence in the presidential race next year.

He is a Republican and before joining Donald Trump’s cabinet, he was a well-known name as the governor of South Carolina. Now, as the first serious Republican opponent of Donald Trump, he has to fight with his former boss in the next year and a half in order to win the presidency. Winning his party’s nomination, he will compete with the Democratic candidate for the White House in November next year.

Ms. Haley announced her candidacy on Tuesday, February 14, which is Valentine’s Day, with a video saying: “I’m Nikki Haley and I’m running for president.”

In her promotional video posted on YouTube, Mrs. Haley also mentions Iran: “I have seen the devil up close. China, which has massacred its own people, and Iran, which is killing opponents of the government.

Two years ago, when he resigned from his post at the United Nations after a stint in Donald Trump’s cabinet, he told the cameras that he would not challenge his former boss for the White House in 2024, but in recent months Backing away from those statements, he said that due to America’s economic problems and “generational change”, a reference to Donald Trump’s age of 76 years has entered the campaign.

Ms. Haley, 51, is the first in a long line of Republicans expected to launch 2024 campaigns in the coming months. including Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, which happens to be Donald Trump’s residence in the same state; They include Mike Pence, Mr. Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pompeo, the Trump administration’s secretary of state, and Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina.

At the same time as the video announcing her candidacy, Ms. Haley wrote on Twitter: “Now is not the time to sit back, now is the time for a strong and proud America.”

She had previously criticized Donald Trump’s behavior and actions during her supporters’ attack on the US Congress on January 6, 2021.

Nikki Haley is the third Indian-American in the history of the United States to announce her candidacy for the presidency.

A day after this attack, which is still under investigation and the trial of its perpetrators, she said: “The history of her [Donald Trump’s] actions in the days following the election [November 8, 2020] will be judged harshly.”

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