Donald Trump gives Nikki Haley his blessing in announcing her presidential candidacy: “I would welcome the competition.”
· Feb 1, 2023 ·

Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and President Trump's ambassador to the U.N., sent her supporters an invitation to The Shed at the Charleston Visitor Center in South Carolina on February 15 where she will officially announce her candidacy for the 2024 GOP presidential primaries.

Haley will be the second GOP candidate to make the announcement, following President Trump himself.

According to President Trump, she called him to discuss the announcement before going forward.

Trump said Haley told him "she'd like to consider" a 2024 run of her own.

"I talked to her for a little while. I said, ‘Look, you know, go by your heart if you want to run,'" Trump told reporters, adding that he would welcome the competition.

"She called me and said she'd like to consider it, and I said you should do it."

It's interesting that Trump, famous for destroying his opponents with biting nicknames, had nothing critical to say about her or to her for running against him, even though she criticized the way he handled January 6th.

What's his strategy here?

Does Haley have a chance?

Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants, so the intersectionality folks will have a hard time dealing with that if she were the candidate, and while she is no Governor DeSantis in terms of popularity, she has never been defeated in any political race she has entered.

Another interesting note is that as South Carolina's governor, she appointed South Carolina's first black U.S. Senator, Tim Scott, to replace U.S. Senator DeMint in 2012. Rumors abound that Senator Scott, who has developed quite a conservative following himself, may be entering the presidential race.

Political junkies get ready!

We're one year out, but this is already shaking out to be one of the most exciting primaries in Republican history, at least since Robert A. Taft went up against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952.

I know Haley has her issues. They all do.

But imagine the looks on the lefties faces if the first woman president of the United States was a Republican conservative who supports a baby's right to live.

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