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Nikki Haley announces 2024 US presidential bid, to challenge former boss Donald Trump

Nikki Haley with former US president Donald Trump in Washington, DC in 2018. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Nikki Haley, former governor of the US state of South Carolina, on Tuesday (14) put an end to all speculation to announce her candidature on Twitter for the 2024 presidential election.

Her declaration means Haley, daughter of Indian Sikh immigrants, will challenge her former boss Donald Trump, the one-time president who is running again for the GOP nomination.

“I’m Nikki Haley and I’m running for president,” the former United Nations ambassador in the Trump presidency said in a video.

“China and Russia are on the march. They all think we can be bullied, kicked around,” Haley, who adopted a hardline approach on countries such as Russia during her stint at the world body, said.

“You should know this about me: I don’t put up with bullies. And when you kick back, it hurts them more if you are wearing heels. I am Nikki Haley, and I am running for president,” she added.

According to Reuters, Haley will lay out her campaign blue-print during an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday (15).

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