Washington, February 1st. Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced her plans to run for the 2024 presidential election. She can become the first representative of the Republican Party and compete Donald Trump during the upcoming vote.
As it became known to journalists, the ex-governor of South Carolina may announce the decision to nominate his candidacy this week. At the same time, according to sources familiar with the matter, Haley plans to make an official statement on February 15 during a visit to Charleston.
Political analysts note that the majority of Republicans who previously reported their readiness to participate in the presidential race, including the governor of Florida Ron DeSantisuntil an official announcement has been made. This is due to the possible reaction of Donald Trump, whose position in the party is still strong.
“You don’t want to be in the ring and get hit by a former president. Everyone is sitting and waiting, ”explained Trump’s ex-adviser David Urban.
Some Republicans are hopeful that Trump may withdraw from the upcoming election, but many see him as the most likely Republican nominee given the high level of support among party leadership and voters.
“I don’t see how he can lose the primary,” Urban said of Trump.
Haley herself previously stated that she would not run for president if Donald Trump participated in the presidential race, but later changed her mind, citing the need for “new leadership” in the country.