Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov admitted on Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could achieve what Hillary Clinton failed to do by becoming America’s first female president.
She’s apparently not the first Democrat to have the realization either.
“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, a Fox News contributor, said.
Tarlov admitted she doesn’t agree with Haley on all the issues — but said there’s no denying that she is a “force” to be reckoned with at the U.N. She also said Haley has the ability to cut across Republican-Democrat lines to get things done, a very important trait for the president of the United States to have.
Haley has plenty of experience on her resume to justify a White House run. She served as the governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 before she was tapped to represent the U.S. as ambassador to the sometimes- hostile United Nations.
Haley reportedly played a starring role in the White House’s “maximum pressure campaign” on North Korea, generating support for tough sanctions on the regime.
She has also been an ardent supporter of Israel in the face of global hostility.
One U.S. official said of Haley, "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.”
Following Trump’s stunning 2016 victory, it seems that’s exactly the kind of president Americans want.