Nikki Haley insists that she or Kamala Harris will become the first female president next year, not Donald Trump or Joe Biden, and she obviously prefers it be her.
This despite her poll numbers showing she’s a long way from overtaking Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
This interview on the influential hip-hop talk show The Breakfast Club was also the most Haley, who is of Indian descent, spoke about race.
Politico reports, “Co-host Charlamagne tha God specifically questioned the former U.N. Ambassador about former President Donald Trump purposefully butchering her given first name Nimarata, which many viewed as racist and harkening back to him leading the birther movement during the years of the Obama presidency.”
“Do you think Trump mocking your birth name was racist?” Charlamagne asked.
She skirted giving a direct answer. “I mean, I think we can let other people decide that,” she said. “I think you look at it and it’s kind of like the Tim Scott, ‘you sleep with yourself.’ I mean, we’ll let Donald Trump sleep with that all that he wants.”
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‘There Will Be a First Female President’
Haley said her reason for staying in the race was to stop Kamala Harris.
“There will be a first female president,” Haley told hosts Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy. “It՚s either going to be Kamala Harris, or it՚s going to be me. And it should send a chill up everyone’s spine thinking about the fact that it would be Kamala Harris.”
“It՚s not about her personally,” Haley added. “She’s never been a governor. She’s never had executive experience. She was a Senator for a couple of years. But the things that Biden gave her, she didn’t do anything with them.”
“I just haven’t seen her do anything,” Haley said.
Nikki Haley still trails Donald Trump by what many consider an insurmountable distance, including in the polls in her home state of South Carolina.
The Greenville News reports that Haley is pulling just 25% of Republican primary voters in the state where she was elected governor. NBC reports that, just like in Iowa, Haley will depend on Democrats to cross over and vote for her in the GOP primary.
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