Nikki Haley Fires First Shot At Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) was asked by host Sean Hannity how she differed from former President Donald Trump.

In response, Haley urged Hannity to look at “everything that’s wrong” in the U.S. and say that a change in leadership was not necessary. She added that it was time for a new generation of leaders to take over and “leave the status quo” if they want to have discussions about the future.

Haley launched her White House bid on Tuesday. This decision made her the first major Republican to have officially launched a presidential campaign challenging Trump in the GOP primary. Her call for a change in the leadership of the Republican party is nothing new, as she made the same announcement during her campaign launch.

Hannity pushed this question further asking what differences Haley and Trump had regarding policy. Haley, however, avoided answering the question saying that she is not kicking “sideways” but rather “forward,” and it was Joe Biden who was the current President, thus he was “the one” she is “running against.”

During Wednesday’s remarks, Haley called for mandatory “mental competency tests” for all politicians over the age of 75. This would target both Biden and Trump as they are both over the age of 75.