Nikki Haley wants to be president of the United States. The former US ambassador to the United Nations posted a video on social media highlighting her roots in South Carolina, where she was governor for 7 years.
Arguing that it is time for a new generation of leaders in the Republican party, Haley highlights her accomplishments as governor, criticizing President Joe Biden and vowing to fight socialism.
Haley enters the race trying to maintain a balance that allows her to establish a distance from Donald Trump, who appointed her ambassador to the United Nations, although without moving away from the conservatives who agree with the ex-president’s policies but who do not want to deal with the controversy that generates.
Trump is the only Republican so far who has publicly announced that he will seek the presidential nomination.
For Nikki Haley, South Carolina has always been her home. She was born there in 1972, the daughter of Indian immigrants who established a successful clothing and gift business. Her full name is Nimrata Nikki Randhawa.
She grew up practicing Sikhism, but she converted to Christianity after her marriage in 1996, in agreement with her husband Michael Haley so that her children would grow up in that religion.