Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to be heading to New Hampshire after she makes her presidential run announcement at an event in South Carolina.
As it stands, Haley’s got two town hall meetings scheduled for February 16th and 17th, which are happening shortly after her Charleston event announcement that she’ll be gunning for the White House in 2024.
The election season is right around the corner
On top of this, both South Carolina and New Hampshire are common states for the presidential primary candidates to visit. Haley seems to be wasting no time getting to know her voters.
See you on the 15th. pic.twitter.com/dxMvrK5Z8s
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 8, 2023
Of course, Trump somehow found a way to get involved in the developments surrounding Haley’s campaign; although he was fairly supportive of his fellow GOP member.
Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, to tell Haley that she’s got to follow her heart, rather than her honor, if she’s looking to win.
However, he did manage to squeeze in a clip from a while ago when she said she would support Trump’s campaign if he chose to run in 2024, which will no longer be possible, seeing as she’s also on the ballot.
What Trump may not be aware of is Haley should be the least of his worries, considering that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is also planning a presidential run. With enough time and effort, he could easily take the lead.
#NikkiHaley For President 2024 💯👏🏻🇺🇸✅✊🏻🗳️ #nikkihaley2024 pic.twitter.com/vmDIRKp4Wj
— Tyler Metcalf (@tymetwx) February 3, 2023
DeSantis jabs at Trump
In a recent public appearance from this week, DeSantis dialed the anti-Trump agenda up to 11, claiming, unlike the former president, he’s at least not trying to smear other Republicans’ campaigns.
While DeSantis was originally an underdog for the presidential primaries, a lot has changed in the past few months. Trump’s lead has slowly dwindled, allowing alternative candidates like Haley and DeSantis to bubble up toward the top.
This worked in tandem with the overall sentiment regarding the supposed Trump vs. Biden run in 2024, which is something only a few are actually looking forward to.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans would much rather watch two younger candidates duke it out for a spot in the White House than a geriatric matchup between the aforementioned two.
I honestly believe if Nikki Haley campaigns extremely hard – she can get 13 votes total in the primary.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) February 2, 2023
Of course, Trump’s got Biden beat in the age department. If the matchup were to actually happen, Biden wouldn’t stand a chance, even in the face of all the support Trump’s lost recently.
In fact, even the Democrats don’t believe Biden stands a chance. They are already preparing their own candidates for the 2024 election.
At the end of the day, as we draw closer to the actual election, it seems that both Biden and Trump will fizzle out of contention, leaving room for candidates like DeSantis to lead this country back to the top where we belong.