Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley tweeted her own remarks from a speech in which she said she — or at least someone who identifies as female — will be the next president of the United States.
Haley originally made the remarks while delivering the keynote address at the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) 2022 Washington Summit in Arlington, Virginia. At the time, she was referring to the possibility that Democrat President Joe Biden could sign a new nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, even though Iran says that they are now capable of building a nuclear weapon.
“And if this president signs any sort of deal, I’ll make you a promise,” Haley tweeted, “The next President will shred it – on her first day in office.”
Haley, who is considered to be part of a wide field of candidates who could challenge former President Trump for the GOP nomination in 2024, generated skepticism online with the remark.
“Any GOP president will shred the deal, which is why they’re gonna try another way,” National security expert and political commentator David Reaboi tweeted. “But regardless, you won’t be president.”
“Imagine how long her staff workshopped this line,” political commentator Jack Posobiec quipped.
Kaelan Door, a former Trump official, compared Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, to twice failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, writing: “She’ll melt it with the hot sauce in her bag, while chillin’ in Cedar Rapids amirite?”
“Hillary Clinton levels of cringe,” former Trump White House special assistant to the president Steven Cheung tweeted.
“With all due respect, we want DeSantis,” political commentator Harrison Krank tweeted.
Polls show Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as the leading potential primary challenger to Trump, but in addition to Haley, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and a handful of others have signaled they could test the waters.