Former UN Ambassador and governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley officially announced on Twitter this morning that she is running for president.
She is the first Republican to challenge the former president who she once said she would not run against.
“You should know this about me. I don’t put up with bullies. And when you kick back, it hurts them more if you’re wearing heels,” Haley said. “I’m Nikki Haley, and I’m running for president.”
Haley acknowledged the challenge ahead of her but said it was “time for a new generation.”
“Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven out of the last eight presidential elections. That has to change,” Haley said. “Joe Biden’s record is abysmal, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Washington establishment has failed us over and over and over again.”
She described herself as the “proud daughter of Indian immigrants. Not Black, not White, I was always different.
“My mom would always say your job is not to focus on the differences but the similarities. My parents reminded me and my siblings every day how blessed we were to live in America.”
She rejected those who consider America racist saying evil is Iran or China. She hopes to become the first woman and the first Asian American to win the Republican nomination.
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