I was recently invited to the JCC of Monmouth County (in the Deal, New Jersey, area) to hear Republican nominee and former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speak as she launched her run for president of the United States. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2024.
Haley was graciously received by the prominent Jewish community of Deal and was asked a series of questions on stage by Jack Kassin (a local resident who hosted the evening with his wife, Joyce) regarding her warm relationship with the Jewish community and Israel, and her ambition to become the next US president.
Why do you want to be president of the United States?
I am doing this for my parents who came to America 50 years ago to an America that was strong and proud and full of opportunities. I want them to know that America again. I am doing this for my husband and his military brothers and sisters because I want them to know that their sacrifice means something and that we do love our country. I am doing this for my daughter who just got married and I saw how hard it was for her and her husband to buy a home. And I’m doing this for my son because I’ve seen him write papers on things he doesn’t believe in just to get an A. For the first time, 78% of Americans don’t believe that their kids will live as good of a life as they did. We can’t be okay with that; we have a country to save, and I’m determined to do it.