Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hinted at a possible presidential bid in 2024, saying that if she runs for office, she will do so to depose President Biden and usher in a younger generation of leaders in Washington.
“When I run, I run against Joe Biden. I’m focused on that because we can’t get a second term from Joe Biden,” Haley said in an interview that aired Thursday on TBEN News’s “Special Report.”
The former South Carolina governor has been hinting for months that she may throw her hat into the 2024 GOP ring with former President Trump, who announced his candidacy just after the midterm elections.
Haley had previously said she would not run against Trump, but seemed to suggest in the TBEN News interview that she had changed her mind.
“I had a great working relationship with the [former] president. I appreciate all the foreign policy issues we’ve worked on together. But what I’ll tell you is: America’s survival matters. And it’s bigger than one person. And as you look to America’s future, I think it’s time for another generational shift,” Haley said.
She repeatedly called for a “young generation” of leaders in Washington to push into the capital.
“I don’t think you have to be 80 years old to become a leader in DC. I think we need a young generation to come in, step forward and really start fixing things,” she said .
At age 80, Biden is the first octogenarian to serve in the Oval Office. Trump turns 77 this year.
Haley, 51, who has long been a rumored 2024 contender, declined to answer when asked if she would run in 2024, but told viewers to “stay tuned” and repeated a line she’d previously leaned on: ” I’ve never lost a race.”