'Endorse Trump while you still can': Internet trolls Nikki Haley as she announces new gig at DC-based conservative think tank

'Endorse Trump while you still can': Internet trolls Nikki Haley as she announces new gig at DC-based conservative think tank
Nicky Haley withdrew from the presidential race due to a lack of traction against former President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: On Monday, April 15, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley grabbed attention by revealing her new position at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank focused on foreign policy.

Haley, who recently withdrew from the Republican presidential primary race, is set to assume the prestigious Walter P Stern chair position at the institute, marking a significant move in her post-political career trajectory.

Haley embarks on a new journey

Having exited the presidential race due to a lack of traction against former President Donald Trump, Haley is now poised to leverage her expertise in foreign affairs to drive policy initiatives at the renowned think tank.

During her campaign for the 2024 Republican nomination, Haley stressed the significance of strengthening America’s alliances with pivotal nations like Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan—a stance she aims to advocate for in her new role at Hudson.

In a statement released following the announcement, Haley articulated her commitment to Hudson's mission, highlighting the critical role the institute plays in shaping America's foreign policy landscape.

“When our policymakers fail to call out our enemies or acknowledge the importance of our alliances, the world is less safe. That is why Hudson’s work is so critical,” Haley said in a statement.

“They believe the American people should have the facts and policymakers should have the solutions to support a secure, free, and prosperous future. I look forward to partnering with them to defend the principles that make America the greatest country in the world,” she added.



 

John Walters, President and CEO of the Hudson Institute, expressed his enthusiasm regarding Haley's appointment. “Nikki is a proven, effective leader on both foreign and domestic policy,” Walters said in a statement.

Walters also added, “In an era of worldwide political upheaval, she has remained a steadfast defender of freedom and an effective advocate for American security and prosperity. We are honored to have her join the Hudson team.”

Sarah May Stern, Chair of Hudson’s Board of Trustees, echoed Walters' sentiments. “It is fitting that Nikki has taken on this title. She is a courageous and insightful policymaker and these qualities are vital in making Hudson the powerhouse policy organization it is today, and I am extremely proud that she has joined the Institute," Stern remarked.

The Walter P Stern chair program, established in 2020 to honor the legacy of former Hudson chairman Walter "Wally" Stern, serves as a platform to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing the institute's mission.

Haley's appointment further solidifies her position within the conservative foreign policy sphere, following in the footsteps of esteemed predecessors such as Henry Kissinger, Dan Quayle, and Alexander Haig, The Guardian reported.



 

That said, Haley's relationship with former President Trump, whom she challenged in the Republican primary, remains strained after she dropped out of the race.

She notably declined to endorse Trump's candidacy during a concession speech in Charleston, South Carolina, in March.

“It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond who did not support him, and I hope he does that,” Haley said. “While I will no longer be a candidate, I will not stop using my voice for the things I believe in.”

Social media reactions

Social media platforms were abuzz with reactions to Haley's new role at the ultra-conservative think tank, with some questioning her conservative credentials and alleging ties to lobbyist interests.

"Haley? Conservative?" one posted on X.

"Lobbyist funded, no surprise," another wrote.

"Gotta keep that War Machine running," someone else added.

"Our enemies start with domestic entities who don’t accept the will of the people and work tirelessly for self-serving, egocentric purposes all to the detriment of the majority of people who are Conservative. Your goal Ms Haley should start with the face in the mirror," a comment read.

"Nikki, Endorse Trump while you still can and you may have a 2% chance of salvaging your political career," another insisted.



 



 



 



 



 

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