After Ambassador Nikki Haley’s recent success in the United Nations, her toughness and resolve to hold a line have many wanting to see her make a run for president in 2020.
Fox News contributor and retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said she “may end up as our first female president.”
Standing up to the U.N. and even threatening that the United States would pull funding if the U.N. voted against the president’s decision has made many Americans view her as a strong leader.
“I fully support moving our embassy to Jerusalem, and God knows we could use a tougher line at the U.N.”
Peters said that the threat to cut funding was an emotional one and that doing so would abandon our allies, Egypt, and Jordan.
The threat was ill advised about cutting funding.We’re certainly not going to cut funding to countries like Jordan or even Egypt at a critical time like this.
I fully support it emotionally, but you’ve got to be tactically as well as strategically good. And I think we took a slight misstep. But my heart’s behind this.”
Nevertheless, Peters is definitely a fan of Haley and her accomplishments for the country. He even likened her to the Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher.
It sounds like the campaign train has already started when Peters says, “She’s sticking up for truth, justice, and the American way.”U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took member states to task over the General Assembly vote Thursday to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Now, she’s thanking the few who stood by the White House.
In a Thursday afternoon tweet, Haley praised the nations who rejected by abstention or vote the “irresponsible” U.N. vote.
The tweet from Haley came not long after the ambassador addressed the General Assembly, where she delivered a blistering speech on the matter. She pledged the U.S. “will remember” which countries voted for the U.S. to be “singled out and attacked” for moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
“We will remember,” Haley charged, “when so many countries come calling on us as they so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
Haley foreshadowed Thursday’s vote Wednesday evening with a tweet, in which she quoted Trump reassuring her that he has no problem with a negative vote. “Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot,” Trump said.“The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations We’ll be honest with you: when we make generous contributions to the U.N., we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized and respected,”
Prior to a scheduled vote Thursday by the U.N. on a resolution demanding the U.S. reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a sharp and defiant rebuke of member states opposing the momentous foreign policy change.
The U.N. is currently in an emergency session after the U.S. earlier this week vetoed a similar measure in the Security Council. The U.S. as well as Russia, China, Britain, and France are unable to veto motions brought forth in the General Assembly.
“The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations … We’ll be honest with you: when we make generous contributions to the U.N., we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognized and respected,” Haley said prior to the vote.“When a nation is singled out and attacked in this organization, that nation is disrespected,” she continued. “We will remember when so many countries come calling on us as they so often do to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”