But maybe not of herself. Story below.
Will this hurt her run for the presidency? Maybe. Trump is so far ahead in the polls it’s going to be tough for anyone else to crack the nomination. Yet, Vivek Ramaswamy, another GOP presidential contender, is cranking up the feud between them following their spat at the last GOP Debate. He has a few comments about her. He thinks she’s in it for the money.
Nikki Hayley was broke after spending a short stint at the UN , used her connections to form Allied Defense Contractor Company whose clients she refused to reveal and joined the board of Boeing . How can she run for President without revealing her business partners ? pic.twitter.com/HDmuaPvCEI
— Kio Amachree (@kio_amachree) November 13, 2023
He may have a point.
At the height of her career, Nikki Haley’s parents were so short on cash they were about to lose their home. So she quit the Trump administration—and made millions. How? By following a tried-and-true playbook for politicians looking to cash in on their fame. Speeches to companies like Barclays and organizations such as the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs provided more money in a day than Haley had previously earned in a year. It’s not clear how many talks she gave from 2019 to 2021, but Haley hauled in $2.3 million from just 11 events in 2022.
…Before assuming the role [of UN Ambassador], Haley had to file a financial disclosure report. It showed a small portfolio — just the rights to her book, a couple of pensions and a bank account with less than $15,000. Not included on the disclosure were what appear to have been her two largest assets, a $350,000 home in South Carolina and the $400,000 mortgage she held on her parents’ properties. Federal law does not require officeholders to disclose their personal residences or notes they hold from their family members, leaving the American public largely unaware of Haley’s financial situation. (Forbes has more.)
Allied Defense Contractor Company is a “military technical services company”—an apparent shell entity tied to a government contractor seeking tax credits from her successor’s administration. It appears that as much as $500,000 of her husband’s net worth derives from it. There is no evidence that Haley or her husband, Michael Haley, have broken any rules. However, the materials suggest the family could benefit financially from state and federal policy, including from the export of military equipment to Taiwan. Daily Beast
According to this report over on Daily Caller, she met with several Wall Street executives in a series of events on Nov 14th in her bid to be the Republican nominee for president, including BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Later that day she pushes for an end to anonymous social media accounts, something this famous Democrat supporter is very keen on.
#NikkiHaley had breakfast with #BlackRock CEO and World Economic Forum board member Larry Fink Tuesday morning to raise money. By that afternoon, Haley was pushing mandatory “verification” of all social media users. Here’s why.
Fink’s big push is what he calls “digital payments,”…
— Tara Servatius (@TaraServatius) November 17, 2023