Former President Donald Trump reacted to Nikki Haley’s announcement that she is running for the 2024 presidential election. Trump highlighted that Haley had previously said she would “never” run against him, yet he offered her some encouragement. He said, “I told her she should follow her heart and do what she wants to do. I wish her luck!”
‘Wish Her Luck!’: Trump Slams Nikki Haley For Flip-Flopping On 2024, Then Offers Encouragement https://t.co/8sdh3xcVA1
— US Burning (@UsBurning) February 15, 2023
Haley is the only other Republican besides Trump to declare a 2024 run so far. The Trump campaign put out a press release Wednesday titled, “The Real Nikki Haley,” noting that she had flip-flopped on her intentions to run in 2024. The press release also accused Haley of wanting to further fund Ukraine in their defense from Russia, being “weak on immigration;” not fighting for a “transgender bathroom bill” in South Carolina; “threatening Medicare and Social Security” and allegedly seeing Hillary Clinton as an “inspiration.”
The Trump campaign also highlighted how Trump worked to bring Otto Warmbier home from being imprisoned by North Korea for 17 months, and that “others failed.” Cindy Warmbier, Otto’s mother, introduced Haley at her campaign announcement Wednesday, crediting the former ambassador to the United Nations with helping her son get back to the U.S. The Trump campaign touted the former president inviting the Warmbier family to the State of the Union in 2018, and cited a USA Today article saying the Warmbiers “credited Trump with securing Otto’s release in June of 2017.”
Nikki Haley officially launched her campaign Wednesday and argued in favor of limited government, a new generation of leadership and aiding Israel and Ukraine. She has become the only other Republican besides Donald Trump to declare a 2024 run so far.
Her campaign announcement was met with support from former President Donald Trump who encouraged her to follow her heart and do what she wants to do. He also noted that he wished her luck in her endeavor.
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