Donald Trump Jr. says Nikki Haley won't be father's running mate

 December 27, 2023

Most polls suggest former President Donald Trump is all but assured of winning the Republican Party's nomination, and that has led to speculation about who he might choose as his running mate.

Yet in a recent interview, the president's eldest son recently made clear that one name is definitely off the list. 

Donald Trump Jr. rules out Nikki Haley

According to the New York Post, Donald Trump Jr. told Newsmax host Eric Bolling earlier this week that Nikki Haley won't be a vice presidential contender.

"I wouldn’t have her and I would go to great lengths to make sure that that doesn’t happen," Trump Jr. said of Haley, who served under his father as United Nations ambassador.

"Nikki Haley wants never-ending wars. She’s a puppet of the establishment in Washington, DC.," he went on to declare.

"She’s the new favorite candidate of the billionaire class because they want control— no different than academia and Harvard and using their billions to exercise influence," Trump Jr. insisted.

Marjorie Taylor Greene threatens "revolt" if Haley is picked

The president's son is far from being the only conservative to push back against the suggestion that Haley could appear on the GOP ticket.

Another is Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who promised "revolt" earlier this month if Trump selected his former U.N. ambassador.

"MAGA would revolt if Nikki Haley were to even be given an internship in Trump’s next administration," the Georgia congresswoman warned.

"She represents the neocon establishment America last wing of the Republican Party that we are absolutely done with. Also, she lied and said she would not run against Trump," Greene added.

Haley told reporters in 2021 that she would not run against Trump

The Post explained that Greene’s complaint about Haley having "lied" is a reference to comments she made two years ago.

"I would not run if President Trump ran, and I would talk to him about it," CBS News quoted Haley as telling reporters in April of 2021.

"That's something that we'll have a conversation about at some point, if that decision is something that has to be made," Haley added.

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