Nikki Haley No Longer a VP Option, Trump Confirms Amid Speculation but Fundraisers Need Her Donors

Nikki Haley No Longer a VP Option, Trump Confirms Amid Speculation but Fundraisers Need Her Donors

Nikki Haley, a former Republican presidential candidate, is not on Donald Trump’s shortlist for running mate. He made this clear on Saturday, putting an end to rumors that his team was considering her.

The likely GOP presidential candidate wrote in a Truth Social post, “Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well!” He signed the message “DJT.”

The comment came a few hours after two anonymous sources told Axios that Haley had been in a chat with Trump’s campaign vice president. Later, several news stories confirmed the claims.

Trump is having a hard time raising money because of all the cases he is involved in and the high fees that come with them. Haley’s wealthy donors could help him make up for it.

Also, Haley hasn’t backed the former president yet, so she might be able to help President Joe Biden win over Republican voters who aren’t sure about Trump. This is something that Biden’s team has been trying to do since Haley dropped out of the race.

Haley stopped running for president in March, but she is still getting votes. For example, she got almost 22% of the votes in Indiana’s primary on Thursday.

Trump’s nasty fight with Haley during the Republican primary ruined her chances of becoming vice president, even though she seemed to have a lot of political benefits.

At an event in New Hampshire in January, Trump said of Haley, “She is not presidential timber.” “That probably means she won’t be chosen as vice president when I say that.”

Haley, for her part, said over and over that she wasn’t interested in being vice president while she was still running for office.

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Over the last few weeks, Trump’s veepstakes have been getting more attention, including from big donors who want to push their own ideas.

On the list are House Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who was a candidate for president in 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota.

There was also talk that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem might be the next vice president, but her chances seem to have gone down since people didn’t like her new memoir, which includes stories about shooting and killing some of her family’s farm animals and making up a story about meeting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

“I liked her a lot. I don’t want to comment on anybody on the list. But she had a rough couple of days. I will say that,” Trump said in a Tuesday interview with Spectrum 1 News Wisconsin.

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