Nikki Haley For President?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Monday (July 18), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley alluded to a possible Presidential bid in 2024.

Speaking at a Christians United for Israel summit, Haley criticized President Joe Biden’s aspirations to return to the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, which the U.S. exited from in 2018.

Haley declared, “Anything Joe Biden signs will all but guarantee that Iran gets the bomb,” she then went on to reiterate a phrase that former President Donald Trump popularized, asserting that “No deal is better than a bad deal.”

The former South Carolina governor continued, “And if this president signs any sort of deal, I’ll make you a promise. The next president will shred it on her first day in office.”

These comments led to Haley receiving a standing ovation from the audience, which she followed with a quip, “Just saying, sometimes it takes a woman.”

The remarks by the former U.S. ambassador come as speculation increases that she will be throwing her hat into the ring in 2024. The chatter around these plans only increased after Haley attended a handful of events in Iowa — the state that hosts the first-in-the-nation Presidential caucuses — including a fundraising event for Iowa’s Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.

However, if Haley decides to run, she may have to renege on promises she made last year that should Trump pursue a second term in 2024, she wouldn’t make a Presidential bid.

At the time, she said, “I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it.”
She added, “That’s something that we’ll have a conversation about at some point if that decision is something that has to be made.”

Given Trump’s own hints at a 2024 Presidential bid, that conversation may become a reality.