“New generation of leaders”. Nikki Haley enters the race for the White House

The Republican thus comes face to face with Donald Trump, for whom she served as ambassador to the United Nations.

Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and former United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) announced this Tuesday that she is in the race for the White House. The Republican will thus face the former president of that country, Donald Trump, who announced his re-candidacy for the presidency in November.

“Get excited! It’s time for a new generation of leaders. Let’s do it!”, wrote Haley, on the social network Twitter, as she released the promotional video of her campaign for the 2024 presidential election.

Her election program will be released on Wednesday during a rally in Charleston, South Carolina, according to Reuters news agency.

If elected in the 2024 presidential election, Haley will be the first woman U.S. president and the first White House tenant of Indian descent.

Haley had already been the first woman to become governor of South Carolina, an office she reached at the age of only 38.

The daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley grew up hearing racist slurs in a small South Carolina town, saying that this condition had a strong impact on her political background.

Haley has already managed to garner major endorsements for her candidacy, including from current South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

In the 2016 Republican primaries, Haley was an early supporter of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, but ended up supporting Texas Senator Ted Cruz before joining the ranks of Trump supporters.

Of note, other possible Republican candidates are already appearing on the horizon, such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis or former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, both former Trump allies who are now back-to-back for different reasons.

On the Democratic side, also the current president, Joe Biden, who defeated Trump in 2020, has already informed that he intends to run again in 2024, but stressed that this will be the result of a “family decision” that should be made “early next year.”