Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will reportedly announce that she will seek to be the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee in the coming days.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Haley will make her formal announcement on February 15 at The Shed, located at the Charleston Visitor Center in downtown Charleston.
Haley’s apparent decision to run against former President Donald Trump comes after she previously pledged to not run for president if Trump was running.
Haley told the Associated Press that “yes” she would support Trump if the former president launched a campaign for 2024. “I would not run if President Trump ran,” Haley said.
The Associated Press later confirmed The Post and Courier of Charleston’s report, adding that Haley’s top supporters are expected to get an email invitation to the launch event.
The Washington Post reported that Haley may release a video this week announcing that she will run for president in an effort to create “enthusiasm” and drive attendance to her launch event.
The Post highlighted remarks from David Urban, a former Trump adviser close to many of the potential 2024 candidates, who cautioned that getting into the race too soon was not a good idea.