UPDATED 12:40 PM PT – Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, recently delivered a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Haley delivered remarks on Tuesday regarding the state of the country and the future of the Republican Party.
The former U.S. ambassador began by finding similarities between former President Ronald Reagan’s time and the present. Haley explained how the 40th U.S. President dealt with his obstacles.
“He saw that America faced an existential threat. He knew that victory in the Cold War and success at home depended on rebuilding our national strength and restoring confidence in the American cause,” said Haley. “He did just that and we know what happened.”
Although Haley made clear the 1980s and 2020s weren’t identical, she compared America’s numerous present day enemies to the climate of the Cold War.
“In eight months in office, Joe Biden has done more to improve Russia’s economic and strategic standing than Trump ever did. It’s disgraceful,” expressed Haley.
She claimed America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan showed its adversaries there were plenty of opportunities to exploit. The former ambassador stated the world is a worse place when America backs down.
There are those who see America’s glory days as behind us, but I don’t believe that.
How could I, after all I’ve seen? pic.twitter.com/woYAvxmqVp
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 6, 2021
She added there was an internal struggle for the soul of a nation, saying she believes it’s a fight well worth having. The American dream and identity, Haley said, must be kept alive.
Haley painted the picture of a country where the daughter of Indian immigrants could grow up to become the Governor of South Carolina. However, she said it only takes one experience for America to be portrayed differently to the rest of the world.
While in South America during her tenure at the U.N., she attempted to give comfort to Venezuelans who fled their country’s socialist regime.
“I didn’t understand why they flocked to someone they had never met. And then it hit me, they didn’t care who I was, they cared where I was from,” explained Haley. “In me, they saw America. In America, they saw hope.”
The former governor acknowledged America doesn’t come without its faults. However, overall, she believes its a country worth saving.
Even on our worst day, we are blessed to live in America. 🇺🇲
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 4, 2021