FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, then-U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during the Hudson Institute’s 2018 Award Gala in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File)
UPDATED 3:57 PM PT — Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has said “we must promise each other and future generations” that America will never become a socialist country. On Wednesday, Haley stated an entire generation of Americans has grown up without knowing the suffering caused by socialism in the 20th century.
She also claimed Democrat presidential candidates are embracing socialism and has called apparent front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) an “avowed socialist.”
“Right now, the Democratic presidential front-runner is an avowed socialist named Bernie Sanders,” stated Haley. “Only in a prosperous country like America can people be so flippant about capitalism and so naive about socialism.”
Haley added that socialism is the polar opposite of capitalism. She stressed that socialism has had a harmful impact wherever it was implemented.
“Socialism has failed everywhere it’s ever been tried. Instead of prosperity, it leads to poverty. Instead of opportunity, it creates dependency. Instead of liberty, it means oppression at home and often means aggression abroad. Instead of hope for a better tomorrow, socialism means a living nightmare every single day.” – Nikki Haley, Former Governor of South Carolina