Nikki Haley’s 2024 Pitch: America Is Awesome (If You Compare the US to Countries Committing Genocide)
Good morning from the Hive newsroom! Donald Trump finally has company in the 2024 presidential race, observes Bess Levin, who has a lot to say about former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley’s official campaign ad that was released Tuesday. “Haley seems to believe that if your country isn’t committing genocide,” Levin writes, “you really have nothing to complain about.”
Elsewhere, Elon Musk, a noted skeptic of labor rights, is facing a union drive at a Tesla factory in Buffalo, New York, reports Caleb Ecarma. Eric Lutz has the latest on Mike Pence’s attempt to weasel out of providing testimony in the Justice Department’s probe of Trump. And speaking of the former president, Levin catches wind of Trump’s apparent desire to bring back firing squads, hangings, and even the guillotine, should he retake the White House.
Plus, take a look at Vanity Fair’s exclusive excerpt from James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams’s new book, which chronicles the hair-raising sexcapades of Sumner Redstone, the former billionaire chairman of Viacom and CBS. Thanks for reading!