Neoconservative hawk Nikki Haley has once again teased a 2024 run against former President Donald Trump.
Haley discussed her intentions during an appearance on FNC’s “Special Report” on Thursday.
The former UN ambassador stated that she believes she could be “that leader” America needs when asked about the possibility of a run.
During the interview, host Bret Baier asked, “When do you make a decision if you are going to run for president?”
Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/813AG9PPRV
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 20, 2023
“Well, I’m not going to make an announcement here, but when you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things,” Haley began. “You first look at ‘does the current situation push for new leadership?’ The second question is, ‘am I that person that could be that new leader?’ Yes, we need to go in a new direction. And can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader.”
Haley continued, “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.”
“So, do I think I could be that leader?” Haley said. “Yes, but we are still working through things, and we’ll figure it out. I’ve never lost a race. I said that then, I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now, but stay tuned.”
Speaking at a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas in November, Haley had also said that she is considering running for the White House “in a serious way.”
“A lot of people have asked if I’m gonna run for president. Now that the midterms are over, I’ll look at it in a serious way, and I’ll have more to say soon,” Haley claimed, though it is unlikely that anyone outside of beltway war hawks have said this.
JUST NOW: @NikkiHaley at @RJC says to cheers that “a lot of people have asked if I’m going to run for president.. Now that the midterms are over, I’ll look at it in a serious way.” Reiterates that “I’ve never lost an election and I’m not going to start now” #2024Election #FITN pic.twitter.com/utvi6tYh4B
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) November 20, 2022
The former UN ambassador said that if she runs in the primary, she will win.
“For now, I’ll say this. I’ve won tough primaries and tough general elections. I’ve been the underdog every single time. When people underestimate me, it’s always fun. But I’ve never lost an election. And I’m not gonna start now,” Haley said.
Haley previously hinted that she intends to run, saying, “if Brandon succeeds in getting back in the Iran deal, I will make you a promise. I’ve said it before. The next president will shred it on her first day in office.” She used a similar line at the Christians United for Israel summit earlier this year.
Haley’s secret donor list was leaked in August and included a million dollars from a major Democrat donor.
As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, “Nikki Haley’s team tried to stop the publication of the story and sent a cease and desist letter to POLITICO over it.”
Haley has consistently failed to get more than a few points in hypothetical 2024 polls.