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Who Is 2024 US Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley?

Under the Trump administration, Haley served as the ambassador to the U.N.

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Sadaf Hasan
Sadaf Hasan
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UNITED STATES: On Wednesday, Republican Nikki Haley formally announced her run for president in 2024, positioning herself as a younger and more modern alternative to politicians from the 20th century, like her former employer and outgoing president Donald Trump.

Nikki Haley has impressive credentials, having served as governor of South Carolina and as the United States’ ambassador to the U.N. Haley, a former governor of South Carolina who served two terms in office, is the third Indian American to announce a run for president.

About Nikki Haley

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On January 20, 1972, Nimrata Nikki Randhawa gave birth to Haley. Under the Trump administration, Haley served as the ambassador to the U.N. After Bobby Jindal of Louisiana; she was the second Indian-American governor in history.

Her father, Ajit Singh Randhawa, from the Punjab region of India, teaches at Voorhees College. Raj Kaur, her mother, owns a clothing store. On a scholarship, Haley went to Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, to study textile management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1994.

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Her only children are Rena and Nalin. Haley has stated that Hillary Clinton is the reason she ran for office. In 2004, she sought election to the South Carolina House of Representatives. She won the 2010 governor’s race.

According to a Politico report, Haley began each of her speeches during her run for governor with the same phrase: “I am the proud daughter of Indian parents who reminded us every day how grateful we are to live in this nation.” 

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Haley’s role models include Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Joan Jett, and her mother.

The American politician who is an immigrant from India, spoke in Charleston about a number of Republican grievances, including border security, spending bills passed by Democrats in Congress, and the recent entry of what American security officials claim were a Chinese spy balloon into American airspace.

In front of several hundred supporters, the American diplomat, 51, said, “We are more than ready for a new generation to lead us into the future.” During her speech, she made only one passing reference to Trump, 76, as she highlighted her foreign policy experience as the former president’s top U.N. representative and promised tough measures against China and other U.S. foes.

She will have strong competition for the Republican nomination. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are all possible opponents.

Trump expressed his happiness that she was running in a local news channel interview. Trump referred to remarks that she made in 2021 in which she stated she would not challenge him, adding, “She should do what she wants to do and not be limited by the fact that she said she would never do it.”

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