Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took a swipe at former President Donald Trump on Saturday (January 28) after he kickstarted his campaign in South Carolina.
Speaking in the state’s Capitol building, flanked by South Carolina’s current governor, Henry McMaster, and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, Trump addressed a crowd of 200 people.
But despite being the state’s former Governor and Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Haley was notably absent from the campaign event.
Taking what many consider a swipe at the former President, Haley wrote on Twitter that “It’s time for a new generation to lead.”
The former South Carolina Governor is expected to announce her own Presidential campaign in the coming months.
She hinted at this possibility in a video she shared alongside the tweet.
In the video, a clip from a Fox News interview she gave in January, Haley is asked about a comment she made to the Associated Press in 2021 when she claimed she wouldn’t seek the Republican’s 2024 nomination if Trump decided to run again.
In the clip, Haley suggests that assertion is off the table, saying the “survival of America matters,” adding the Presidency is “bigger than one person.”
She added that the future of America required “new generational change,” noting her belief that it wasn’t necessary to be “80 years old to go be a leader in D.C.”
She continued, saying a “younger generation” had to “step up and really start fixing things.”
Haley, who just turned 51, would be 52 if she is elected President in 2024, President Joe Biden would be 82 years old at the start of a second term, and Trump would be 78 years old.