Why is Nikki Haley wasting her time?

Michael Arceneaux
5 min readFeb 9

Why would the party of racists nominate anyone other than their favorite president in 2024?

Photo: @NikkiHaley/Twitter

Are you ready for the reboot of Bobby Jindal’s failed presidential bid?

Recently, The Post and Courier reported that former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024 — announcing her candidacy on Feb. 15 at an event held in downtown Charleston.

Haley has since teased that she indeed does have a “big announcement” to share on that very date — seemingly confirming that she will break a previous pledge to not seek the nomination if Donald Trump runs for president a third time.

Back in April 2021, Haley, who served as UN ambassador in the Trump administration, told reporters, “I would not run if President Trump ran and I would talk to him about it.”

Now she’s posting that “change is coming” and “see on the 15th.”

Apparently, she has talked to Trump about her broken promise.

In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump said of Haley, “She’s a very ambitious person. She just couldn’t stay in her seat.”

After that, he added, “You know what, Nikki, if you want to run, you go ahead and run.”

That is noticeably nicer than Trump treats other potential opponents for the nomination like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who he just alleged once groomed high school girls.

Still, beyond the irony of a Jeffrey Epstein friend throwing that accusation out there, even if not the most vitriolic response, there is a sexist tone to Trump’s reaction to Haley’s change of heart.

It’s a tone now being echoed by Trump supporters like Steve Bannon, who said Nikki Haley “is as ambitious as Lucifer” on his recent podcast.

When she wasn’t being compared to Satan, she was being not so subtly reminded that her identity makes her easily identifiable with the enemy.

Michael Arceneaux

New York Times bestselling author of “I Can’t Date Jesus” and “I Don’t Want To Die Poor.”