WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Tuesday she would seek the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, the opponent of Donald Trump, the former president who also wants to return to the White House.

“I’m Nikki Haley and I’m running for president,” Haley said in a video emailed to her by her team.

Haley, who served as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, will outline her campaign plans in a speech in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday.

Thus, she becomes Trump’s first direct rival, in a race for the Republican nomination which should add candidates in the weeks and months to come.

Other republicans de alto profile que buscan una candidature para 2024 incluyen al gobernador de Florida Ron DeSantis, el ex vicepresident Mike Pence, el estadounidense senador Tim Scott de Carolina del Sur, el gobernador de Nuevo Hampshire Chris Sununu y el ex-gobernador de Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, among others.

“It’s time for a new generation of leaders: to rediscover fiscal responsibility, secure our border, and strengthen our country, our pride, and our purpose,” Haley said in her video.

He also recalled his experience in foreign policy.

“China and Russia are on the march. They think we can be bullied, kicked. They should know from me: I can’t stand bullies. And when you push them away, it hurts more if you’re wearing heels.” he said.

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