We thought it might be Hillary Clinton. Could it be Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)? Or maybe Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)? Or freshman Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)? According to retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, the answer is none of the above. Peters says we need to look to the other side of the political divide. The first female president will be . . .
Appearing on Fox Business Network, Peters said the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations “may end up as our first female president.”
Peters applauded Haley for standing up to criticism from the U.N. over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but he cautioned against making threats “you’re not prepared to carry out.”
Last Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to declare the decision “null and void.”
Before the vote, Haley threatened that the resolution could lead to the U.S. pulling funding from the U.N.
“This vote will make a difference in how Americans look at the U.N. And this vote will be remembered,” Haley said, declaring that the U.S. will put its embassy in Jerusalem regardless of the vote.
“I fully support moving our embassy to Jerusalem, and God knows we could use a tougher line at the U.N.,” Peters said on The Intelligence Report.
Despite that, Peters said he would suggest three pieces of advice for Haley and the Trump Administration: pick your fights wisely, pick fights you can win, and don’t make threats you’re not prepared to carry out.
“The threat was ill-conceived about cutting funding. We’re certainly not going to cut funding to countries like Jordan or even Egypt at a critical time like this,” Peters said. “I fully support it emotionally, but you’ve got to be tactically as well as strategically good. And I think we took a slight misstep. But my heart’s behind this.”
Earlier in the week, Peters suggested that Haley is “on track to be our Margaret Thatcher.” He said, “She’s really strong. She’s sticking up for truth, justice, and the American way.”
Nikki Haley – our first female president? Stay tuned . . .