Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to move. Closer to launching a presidential bid this week. According to three sources familiar with the rollout. Setting the stage for a mid-February announcement. That would make her the first GOP primary opponent of former President Donald Trump. For 2024.
Haley, who served as ambassador to the United. Nations for two years in the Trump administration. Will invite supporters to a special event in South Carolina on February 15. Two sources said, adding that the invitation could go out as soon as Wednesday.
The Post and Courier of Charleston.
First reported Haley’s plans.Haley teased a potential presidential bid this month. Saying in an interview on Fox News: “Yes, we have to go in a new direction. And can I be that leader? Yes, I can be that leader.”
Trump, who announced a third presidential bid in November. Kicked off his campaign over Nikki the weekend with stops in New. Hampshire and Haley’s home state, South Carolina.
Since she left the Trump administration, Haley has criticized Trump. But she has often praised him. Before he joined the administration, he was the governor of South Carolina. From 2011 to 2017 and was a member of the state House of Representatives.