Nikki Haley, former United Nations ambassador and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, said she believes China “has been preparing for war” against the United States “for decades.”
During a recent appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Haley commented on what she believes is the growing threat of Chinese military dominance.
“If you look at the military situation, they now have the largest naval fleet in the world,” she said. “They have 340 ships, we have 293. They’re going to have 400 In two years, we won’t even have 350 in two decades. They have started developing hypersonic missiles. We’re just now getting started.”
Last week, Haley unveiled her plan to confront China if she is elected president of the United States in 2024.
Her plan includes removing Chinese influence in the United States, protecting the U.S. economy from China and transforming the United States military.
Introducing her proposal for confronting China last week, Haley labeled China as “much more than a mere ‘competitor’ — Communist China is an enemy,” according to the New York Post.
Haley also described China as the “most dangerous foreign threat we’ve faced since the Second World War.”
Defending her position on China during her recent interview on Fox News, Haley criticized the U.S. military for focusing on woke politics while China increases its military capabilities.
“They are modernizing their military, our military’s taking gender pronoun classes,” Haley said. “Look at what they’re doing on cyber, artificial intelligence, space — they’re ahead of us.”
From her perspective, Haley explained that the United States needs to quickly address the threat of China, urging, “if we keep waiting to deal with them tomorrow, they will deal with us today.”
According to Haley, the United States has “some work to do” in order to strengthen its military capabilities in an effort to confront China and prevent Beijing from growing more influential in the U.S.