Ex-South Carolina Governor Haley Challenging Trump
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
WASHINGTON (Worthy News) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is challenging her one-time boss Donald J. Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
She released a video Tuesday confirming her plans. “I’m Nikki Haley, and I’m running for president,” said Haley, who was also Trump’s former United Nations ambassador.
The 51-year-old’s run breaks her promise two years ago not to challenge the ex-Republican president for the White House. Analysts say her attempts to become America’s first female president could increase Trump’s re-election chances.
A Yahoo News/YouGov websites poll found DeSantis had a 45-41 percentage-point lead over Trump one-on-one.
But with Haley entering, the poll cast her as a spoiler, finding that she drew 11 percent.
It showed that DeSantis’s support would decrease to 35 percent should Trump come out on top with 38 percent.
Yet Haley defended her decision, saying recently that the country’s economy was too distressed for her to stand by.
She stressed that the United States needed a new generation of leaders as President Joe Biden is 80 and Trump 76.
Trump, seemingly realizing that his chances to be re-elected would increase, met news of Haley’s plans to run for the White House relatively cordially.
Trump recently said he welcomed the competition from Haley, who called him about launching her presidential campaign. “Look, you know, go by your heart if you want to run … You should do it,” Trump claimed he told her.
He had been tougher with the apparently popular DeSantis reportedly saying he would consider it “very disloyal” for DeSantis to run against him.
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