When Nikki Haley launched her bid for president, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador proclaimed it was time to “put a badass woman in the White House” and that kicking back at bullies hurts more “if you are wearing heels.” And when Haley announced her presidential run this year, Trump dismissed her as “overly ambitious,” a phrase men often use to describe women they find threatening.
In the interview, Haley fingered another trope that has recently emerged — the notion in some quarters that she’s actually running to become someone else’s running mate. “I think everybody that says, ‘She’s doing this to be vice president,’ needs to understand I don’t run for second,” she said. “That’s something that I hear all the time, and I’ll tell you that, look, we have a country to save, and I don’t trust anybody else to do it.”
Read the full article. Haley would burn rubber to Mar-A-Lago if Trump dangled an offer to be his running mate.
GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley has dismissed the suggestion that she’s running in the 2024 race in order to get the vice presidency. https://t.co/RvL3pooId8
— The Hill (@thehill) August 17, 2023