Republican Nikki Haley to decide on presidential bid over Christmas holidays | US elections 2024


The former Republican South Carolina governor and Donald Trump’s US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will use the coming Christmas holidays to decide whether to launch a run for the White House in 2024.

Speaking in her home state and at her alma mater, Clemson University, on Tuesday, Haley said: “We are taking the holidays to kind of look at what the situation is. If we decide to get into it, we’ll put 1,000% in, and we’ll finish it.”

Haley, who made a relatively dignified exit from the Trump administration by resigning as UN ambassador in 2018, previously said she would not run for president if Trump did.

Trump is running again, having announced his third consecutive candidacy in Florida earlier this month. But senior Republicans now increasingly see Trump as damaged goods, in light of a poor midterms performance in which his endorsed candidates struggled; the…

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