Republican Nikki Haley strongly hinted in an interview that aired Thursday that she might run for president, though stopped short of declaring a bid.
Speaking with Fox News’ Bret Baier, the former South Carolina governor said while she wasn’t going to announce her plans during the interview, she signaled that could be coming soon.
“When you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things: You first look at, does the current situation push for new leadership? The second question is, am I that person that could be that new leader?” she said.
“Yes, we need to go in a new direction,” Haley said. “And can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader.”
Haley, 51, then listed her accomplishments in her career, saying that as governor, she took on a state that was hurting and made it “the beast of the Southeast.” Then, she said, as ambassador to the United Nations, she “took on the world when they tried to disrespect us.”
Haley said she’s “still working through things and we’ll figure it out.”
“I’ve never lost a race,” she added. “I said that then, I still say that now. I’m not going to lose now. But stay tuned.”