WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump, announced on Thursday that she will run for the Republican nomination in 2024. A person familiar with the matter said. He will face his former President Trump, who has already announced his candidacy.
Haley, the daughter of a successful Indian immigrant couple who ran a clothing store in South Carolina, has won the support of the Republican Party for her responsiveness to issues of gender and race.
Between 2017 and 2018, he served as the US ambassador to the United Nations, and appealed to him as a staunch defender of US national interests. During his tenure, the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.
In 2015, when he was governor, he signed a bill to remove the Civil War Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds, attracting national attention.
If Haley wins the Republican presidential nomination, she will be the first female nominee in history and the party’s first non-white nominee.
Haley trailing in single digits in most US polls. But Haley, who has earned a reputation in politics for coming out on top in an unlikely race, may be able to bounce back from behind.