Nikki Haley Urges Young Conservatives to Refrain From Posting Online to ‘Own The Libs’: That Isn’t Leadership


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley received two standing ovations at the High School Leadership Summit organized by Turning Point USA.

Among many things, Haley spoke to the young students about how they interact with political opposition online

“Raise your hand if you’ve ever posted anything online to quote-unquote ‘own the libs,’” Haley directed the students.

According to The Hill, the vast majority of the teenagers in the audience raised their hands, which erupted into applause.

“I know that it’s fun and that it can feel good, but step back and think about what you’re accomplishing when you do this — are you persuading anyone? Who are you persuading? We’ve all been guilty of it at some point or another, but this kind of speech isn’t leadership — it’s the exact opposite, Haley told the high school students. “Real leadership is about persuasion, it’s about movement, it’s bringing people around to your point of view. Not by shouting them down, but by showing them how it is in their best interest to see things the way you do.”

Haley touted the Trump administration’s actions at the UN and shamed countries on the UN Human Rights Council who only agree with the US “off the record.”

“They lack the courage to make a difference,” Haley told the crowd at George Washington University. “They have a voice, they just refuse to use it.”

Other confirmed speakers at this summit include Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump Jr., former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Anthony Scaramucci, and Judge Jeanine Pirro.

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