Nikki Haley Unable To Explain How Her Candidacy Will Top Trump’s

Feb. 15 saw the unveiling of the first major contender to challenge former President Donald Trump’s GOP nomination for the 2024 presidential race as former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley declared her bid. But while she has ideas on the right generation Americans need in the White House, she can’t seem to defend why she is a better option than Trump.

In a Sunday interview with Fox News Sunday, host Shannon Bream asked her why primary voters should choose her as GOP’s representative over Trump. Losing a good chance to make a compelling case, she answered, “I don’t focus on President Trump.”

“It’s amazing that the media wants to talk about that so much. I am focused on Joe Biden,” she continued.

The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations did suggest at some point that the GOP needs to approach the elections with “new energy.” “ I think we need to leave the status quo of the past and start looking ahead,” she stated. However, for the most part, she couldn’t defend her bid to be favored by the GOP over Trump.

Her answer to the direct question, “Why you?” was, “Why not me?”

Haley played the same card on a Wednesday interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, who also wanted to know what sets her apart from Trump. Most of what she had to say revolved around “kicking forward” and not “kicking sideways.”

When asked the same question Thursday morning, she answered, “President Trump is my friend. I’m not kicking sideways in this race.”

Being referred to as a friend by the newly-announced GOP presidential candidate might not exactly please Trump, who announced his candidacy in November. While Trump welcomed her into the race, he seemed disappointed at her announcement, as he brought up a promise she made to “never run against who she called the greatest president of her lifetime.”

Haley, who has never lost a race for office, will have her winning streak put to the test in her face-off with Trump in the Republican presidential nomination. Whatever little chance of success she has will have to be solidified by a rock-hard defense of her bid against her “friend.”