Haley on attainable 2024 White Home bid: 'I've by no means misplaced'

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addressed a attainable 2024 presidential run, saying on Saturday that she’s “by no means misplaced” an election and is a White Home bid “in a critical method.”

“Lots of people have requested if I’m gonna run for president. Now that the midterms are over, I’ll take a look at it in a critical method and I’ll have extra to say quickly,” Hayley stated at a Las Vegas assembly of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

“For now, I’ll say this. I’ve gained powerful primaries and hard normal elections. I’ve been the underdog each single time. When individuals underestimate me, it’s at all times enjoyable. However I’ve by no means misplaced an election. And I’m not gonna begin now,” Haley stated.

The previous South Carolina governor hinted at a possible White Home bid when she criticized President Biden’s plans to return the U.S. to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which former President Trump left in 2018.

“If Biden succeeds in getting again within the Iran deal, I’ll make you a promise. I’ve stated it earlier than. The following president will shred it on her first day in workplace,” Haley stated, spurring a bout of cheers and applause from the viewers. 

Haley had used the identical line on the Christians United for Israel summit earlier this yr, including that “generally, it takes a lady.”

Haley has lengthy been a rumored 2024 contender and has dodged questions on whether or not Trump ought to run for reelection to the White Home.

Trump introduced his 2024 run final week. His announcement adopted disappointing midterm outcomes for Republicans, together with losses by various the previous president’s favored candidates.

As many within the GOP seem to drag away from Trump, different potential 2024 contenders — together with Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former Vice President Mike Pence — are being talked about as attainable challengers to the previous president within the GOP presidential main.

DeSantis, who has polled properly in a hypothetical main matchup in opposition to Trump, fueled 2024 hypothesis together with his victory over Democrat Charlie Crist within the midterms.

Pence final month sidestepped a query about whether or not he’d vote for Trump in 2024.

“Properly, there may be any individual else I want extra,” Pence stated.