United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s role in helping make the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a reality may be positioning her for another important role of her own.
The former governor of South Carolina has displayed her strong, no-nonsense approach on the international stage as she has brought Trump’s America-first ideology to the table at the United Nations. The thought that Haley could bring those strengths to the Oval Office one day is now an idea that those on both sides of the aisle seem to support.
“Ambassador Haley’s diplomacy behind the scenes, in particular with the Chinese ambassador here, as well as the Russian ambassador, made it very, very clear that we were not kidding around,” a U.S. official told Fox News, speaking about Haley’s role in a exerting a “maximum pressure campaign” on Kim Jong-un. The ambassador worked tirelessly to get all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council to impose crippling sanctions on North Korea.
Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov discussed how those on both sides of the political divide think Haley could be the first female president. Though she doesn’t agree with all of Haley’s decisions, Tarlov admitted the 46-year-old former South Carolina state representative is undoubtedly a “force.”
“I’ve actually heard a lot of people on both sides of the aisle say if we’re going to have our first female president, it could very likely be Nikki Haley,” Tarlov said on “Outnumbered” on Tuesday.
“I think it’s really important to have someone as such a focal point of the administration who has been oppositional to President Trump. I mean, people will remember clearly her rebuke of him and what went on also in South Carolina of course. I think that that’s great,” Tarlov said.
“I love having a woman in this position being so up there and defending our values, and while I don’t agree with everything that she believes politically and every decision that we make at the U.N., there is no doubt that she is a force,” she added, noting that Haley “can cut across Democrat-Republican lines of communication.”
Twitter users seemed to welcome the sound of “Nikki Haley in 2024.”
She would definitely have my consideration… https://t.co/tssdeHkVNZ
— zephyruswc (@zephyrusWC) June 12, 2018
I already plan on voting for her! https://t.co/EyQDqoOWKK
— Mr. Shepard (@JShep33) June 12, 2018
God I hope so. Nikki Haley is one of the most bad ass people on the planet. https://t.co/95vk3ttabg
— Alex Varney (@TheAlexVarney) June 12, 2018
I agree. Why do you think @POTUS appointed her to a highly visible national and international position? We have a President who not only focuses on the short term but also on the long term. https://t.co/RjpA1u8HZY
— Duane Da`Vein (@DuaneDaVein) June 12, 2018
Ambassador Nikki Haley is the strongest woman in American politics today. There is little doubt that if she won, she would make a fantastic president. I’ve been hoping for this to happen for years. Looks like America wants it too. https://t.co/X7GOIyPrOk
— Tyler Grant (@The_Tyler_Grant) June 12, 2018
I would love to cast this vote https://t.co/Vi7zDrgjIa
— Caleb Parsons (@CParsons1114) June 12, 2018
nothing but respect for my future president https://t.co/scAoWIISsh
— cheyenne ♻ (@chxynne) June 12, 2018
I rarely agree with Jessica….But I do this time….Very possible she could win….. https://t.co/ChcZrCiUfY
— Mitzi Hinkey (@mitzihinkey) June 12, 2018
Yes someone with balls and doesn’t claim the victim card https://t.co/KPn6P6wbUn
— Michelle (@REPULICANWOMAN) June 12, 2018