Outstanding Indian-American Republican chief Nikki Haley has mentioned that she thinks she could be the “new chief” who can take the nation in a brand new route and the US can not have a second time period underneath Joe Biden as president.
Chatting with Fox Information in an interview on Thursday, the previous Governor of South Carolina and US Ambassador to the United Nations, mentioned she remains to be working issues out on any potential presidential run.
“I feel, keep tuned. Properly, I am not going to make an announcement right here,” the 51-year-old chief mentioned when particularly requested if she goes to run for the presidential place.
Nonetheless, throughout the interview, Haley hinted that she might be the brand new chief of the US.
“However whenever you’re taking a look at a run for president, you take a look at two issues. You first take a look at, does the present scenario push for brand new management? The second query is, am I that individual that might be that new chief, that, sure, we have to go in a brand new route? And may I be that chief? Sure, I feel I could be that chief,” Haley mentioned.
Haley, who resigned from the Trump administration in October 2018, mentioned she did extraordinarily effectively as governor and ambassador.
“As governor, I took on a hurting state with double-digit unemployment, and we made it the perfect. As ambassador, I took on the world once they tried to disrespect us. I feel I confirmed what I am able to on the United Nations,” she asserted.
“So, do I feel I might be that chief? Sure. However we’re nonetheless working by way of issues, and we are going to determine it out. I’ve by no means misplaced a race. I mentioned that then. I nonetheless say that now. I am not going to lose now. However keep tuned,” Haley mentioned.
Haley, the second governor of Indian descent after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, mentioned it was time to carry new management to the Republican Get together.
“We have now misplaced the final seven out of eight fashionable votes for president. Seven out of eight Republicans have misplaced. One thing is incorrect. And so I feel it is time that we usher in a brand new era that may carry in additional individuals to our social gathering, that may actually speak concerning the options that we have to go,” she mentioned.
In the course of the interview, Haley additionally emphasised that President Biden, a Democrat, shouldn’t be given a second time period. Biden, 80, is the oldest sitting US President.
“If I run, I am operating in opposition to Joe Biden. That is what I am centered on, as a result of we will not have a second time period of Joe Biden,” Haley mentioned.
The subsequent US presidential election is scheduled to be held on November 5, 2024.
Haley was not categorical if she would nonetheless be operating if her former boss decides to contest for the Presidential place once more.
“I had a terrific working relationship with the president. I respect all of the overseas coverage points we labored on collectively. However what I’ll inform you is, the survival of America issues,” Haley mentioned.
“And it is greater than one particular person. And whenever you’re taking a look at the way forward for America, I feel it is time for brand new generational change. I do not suppose that you must be 80 years previous to go be a frontrunner in DC. I feel we’d like a younger era to come back in, step up, and actually begin fixing issues,” she instructed the information channel.
Haley additionally slammed her former Cupboard colleague Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State, who in his latest ebook alleged that she plotted to interchange Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s vice chairman.
Within the ebook, Pompeo mentioned: “I acquired a name one night from John Kelly, chief of employees, who apologised for permitting Ambassador Haley to go to the Oval Workplace. She had not gone there for a private matter however had entered the Oval Workplace with the president’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared. As greatest Kelly may inform, they have been presenting a doable Haley for vice chairman possibility. He was sure he had been performed.” Haley described the allegations as lies.
“No,” she mentioned when requested if that was true.
“Pompeo even says he is undecided if it is true. I by no means had a dialog with Jared, Ivanka or the president concerning the vice presidentship. And what I’ll inform you is, it is actually unhappy whenever you’re having to go on the market and put lies and gossip to promote a ebook,” she mentioned.
“I imply, I do not know why he mentioned it, however that is precisely why I stayed out of DC as a lot as doable, to get away from the drama and get away from the gossip. I centered on my job. And that is what I all the time did,” Haley mentioned.
Haley was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to immigrant Sikh mother and father within the US state of South Carolina. Her father, Ajit Singh Randhawa, and her mom, Raj Kaur Randhawa, immigrated to the US from Punjab.
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