WASHINGTON — Republican Nikki Haley hinted in an interview that aired Thursday. That she might run for president, though stopped short of announcing a bid.
Speaking to Fox News. The former South Carolina governor said he wasn’t going to announce his plans. During the interview, hinting that could come soon.
“When you look at the race for president, you look at two things. You look first, does the current situation push for new leadership? The second question is, am I the person who can be that new leader?” she said.
“Yes, we have to go in a new direction,” Haley said. “And can I be that leader? Yes, I can be that leader.”
Haley, 51, then listed his accomplishments during his career. Saying that as governor, he took a state that was hurting and made it the “Beast of the Southeast.” Then, he said, as ambassador to the United Nations, he “took on the world when they tried to disrespect us.”
Haley said she’s “still working through things and we’ll figure it out.”
“I’ve never lost a race,” he added. “I said it then, I’m saying it now. I’m not going to lose now. But stay tuned.”
Haley also said that young politicians should compete. “you have to be 80 years old to be a leader in D.C. we need a younger generation to step up, step up and start fixing things,” he said.
Haley served as ambassador to the United. Nations under President Donald run Trump from 2017 to 2018. The first two years of his presidency. While Haley has often praised Trump, she has also criticized him. before leaving the administration, he told todaystrend’s “Today.” That he had done some work using Trump’s “unpredictable” nature to his advantage.
If she launches a presidential bid, Haley will face her former boss in the GOP primary. Trump, the only president to be impeached twice. Announced a third presidential campaign in November.
Before working in the federal government. Haley was the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. He before served as a member of the state House of Representatives.