Nikki Haley: There will always be a part of me in the Carolinas
Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump, will be on familiar turf later this month when she addresses the National Guard Association of South Carolina.
Haley’s husband, Maj. Michael Haley, is an operations officer assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the S.C. National Guard. He served a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The convention will be held Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the luxurious Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.
Nikki Haley announced the engagement in a tweet.
“I could not be more excited to join our South Carolina National Guard Assoc and speak at their state convention this month!#MilitarySpouse #USStrong #USProud,” she wrote.
Haley has been in demand as a public speaker since leaving the Trump administration last year. According to CNBC, she has been pulling in $200,000 a speech and the use of a private jet.
In a reply to a critic on her tweet thread, she said the association is not paying her for the appearance.
“No, they are not,” she wrote. “Have a great day.”
Haley is frequently mentioned as a future Republican presidential candidate, but said she will support Trump in the 2020 election cycle.
The $200,000 figure is on par with what former first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton charge for speeches, CNBC reported.