Haley: Nikki Haley Beats Pakistan; reiterates that the US will not be the world’s ‘ATM’ if it votes for power – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley reiterated Tuesday that if the US comes to power, the “bad guys” like Pakistan will not pay hundreds of millions of dollars.
“A weak America pays the bad guys: hundreds of millions to Pakistan, Iraq and Zimbabwe last year alone. A strong America will not be the world’s cash machine,” the former ambassador to the United Nations tweeted.
In another tweet Haley said, “America cannot be the cash machine of the world. As president, we will make sure the foreign policy establishment is shaken. More about our plans to stop sending money to our enemies…”
“I will cut every penny in foreign aid for countries that hate us. A strong America doesn’t pay off the bad guys. A proud America doesn’t waste our people’s hard-earned money. And the only leaders who deserve our trust are those who stand up to our enemies and stand with our friends,” the 51-year-old two-year governor of South Carolina, who formally launched her 2024 presidential bid earlier this month, wrote in an op-ed in the New York Post.
In the op-ed, Haley wrote that last year America spent $46 billion in foreign aid to countries like China, Pakistan and Iraq. American taxpayers deserve to know where that money goes and what it does, she added.
According to Haley, the Biden administration has resumed military aid to Pakistan even though it is home to at least a dozen terrorist organizations and the government is deeply entangled with China.
She said that as US ambassador to the UN, she strongly supported then-President Donald Trump’s decision to cut nearly $2 billion in military aid to Pakistan because that country supported terrorists killing US troops.
“It was a great victory for our troops, our taxpayers and our vital interests, but it didn’t go nearly far enough. We still gave them way too much other aid. As president, I will block every penny,” she added .
Less than two weeks after entering the race for the White House, Haley is leading against President Joe Biden in a hypothetical contest, according to Friday’s latest poll.
But she stands badly behind the leading GOP candidate, former President Trump, Rasmussen report said based on a survey it conducted between February 16 and 19.
Among Republicans, she is third behind Trump (52 percent) and the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis (24 percent).
Born as Nimrata Nikki Randhawa as an immigrant Punjabi Sikh parents, Haley is the third Native American to run for the United States presidency in three consecutive election cycles. Bobby Jindal ran in 2016 and Vice President Kamala Harris in 2020.
Days after Haley announced her bid for the White House, Indian-American tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamyanother Republican, also launched his 2024 presidential bid.
Before participating in the presidential ballot, Haley must win the Republican Party’s presidential primary, which opens next January. The next US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.

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