Photo Credit: Nikki Haley / Twitter
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley officially announced Tuesday that she will run for the GOP nomination for president.


Speaking in a video announcement posted on Twitter, Haley said bluntly, “It’s time for a new generation of leadership.”

Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants to America, is the first GOP candidate to challenge former President Donald Trump for the nomination as he works to make a comeback with his own candidacy.

But Trump, when asked, said that Haley had spoken with him while mulling the run, and he said that he told her if that was what she wanted to do, she should “follow her heart.”

In her Twitter announcement, Haley spoke about the various threats facing the nation, including those from foreign governments, and warned there are some who see America as vulnerable.

“They all think we can be bullied, kicked around. You should know this about me – I don’t put up with bullies and when you kick back, it hurts them more if you’re hearing heels,” she said.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.