Nikki Haley, the Republican presidential candidate, was asked by a resident of Rye, New Hampshire, during a town hall-style campaign stop on May 24 how she planned to deal with the inevitable– facing off against Trump, the man who doesn’t play nice.
The former two-term governor of South Carolina was asked what her game plan was to compete with the bully.
Haley, who served as Trump’s U.N. ambassador, said she was honored to have worked under his leadership and she and Trump had a “great working relationship.”
She said she contacted him to tell him she was running for president for two reasons:
– He offered her the Ambassador position, so it was the right thing to do.
– She wanted to tell him the country needed someone to step forward and lead the next generation, which is a game “we have to win.”
Haley made the presentation, her sixth that day in the first primary state, at an event given by former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who was the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa in the Trump administration.
Brown’s “No BS Backyard Barbecues” series is for highlighting Republican candidates running for president. Brown’s 2016 No BS Backyard Barbecues hosted a crowded Republican presidential primary field. Sixteen of the eighteen Republican primary candidates that year attended the cookouts.
Brown was quite active at the most recent No BS Barbecue, passing the microphone around to different people in the audience so that they could ask Haley questions.
According to a poll of announced and possible Republican candidates for president in 2024 conducted by Quinnipiac and published on May 24, Trump leads with 56 percent support, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 25 percent, Haley in third place with three percent support, and former Vice President Mike Pence, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott tied for fourth place with two percent support each.