Donald Trump may want to enjoy his solitude while it lasts, as a number potential usurpers continue to make insinuations about their political aspirations.
Trump was early to the 2024 race, as one would have expected the former President to be, but it is unclear whether or not this is having the desire effect of running off the competition.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is still very much a likely challenger, despite his unwillingness to publicly address the possibility.
Now it appears as though Trump may also have to fend off one of his own administration’s officials as well.
Former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said she’s close on making a decision to run for president in 2024.Trending:
“Well, when you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things. You first look at, ‘does the current situation push for new?’ The second question is, ‘am I that person that could be that new leader?’ You know, on the first question, you can look all across the board, domestic, foreign policy. You can look at, you know, inflation going up, economy shrinking, government getting bigger, you know, small business owners not being able to pay their rent. Big businesses getting these bailouts, all of these things warrant the fact that, yes, we need to go in a new direction,” Haley said.
“So do I think I could be that leader? Yes, But we are still working through things and we’ll figure it out. I’ve never lost a race. I said that then I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now,” she added.
Haley also walked back earlier comments she made about abstaining from the race should Trump run.
It’s bigger than one person. And when you’re looking at the future of America, I think it’s time for new generational change. I don’t think you need to be 80 years old to go be a leader in D.C.,” Haley said. “I think we need a young generation to come in, step up, and really start fixing things.”
Trump has already begun to feud with DeSantis, who has made far fewer and less-pointed comments about the 2024 race thus far. One has to wonder if Haley will be getting the same treatment.