Nikki Haley is making history as the first Republican to challenge former President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. The former South Carolina Governor and United Nations Ambassador officially announced her candidacy yesterday, and held her first campaign event in Charleston, South Carolina.
In an interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Haley, 51, said that she was inspired to run for president due to the need for “generational change” in political leadership. She called for new voters to join the Republican party, and emphasized the importance of expanding the party’s tent to include the Hispanic, Jewish, Asian, and African-American communities.
Haley also proposed a controversial policy of “mental competency tests” for all politicians over the age of 75. This would include both Trump and Biden, who are both in their late 70s. When asked about Haley’s candidacy, Trump said he was happy she was running.
Haley has refused to comment on policy differences between her and Trump, instead focusing on her message of generational change. Her candidacy is sure to be a game-changer in the Republican race for the 2024 presidential nomination.