Nikki Haley insists she's not interested in Trump VP slot

 February 25, 2024

It's safe to say that former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who hasn't come close to beating former President Donald Trump in any GOP primary, will not be his vice president. 

Aside from the fact that the two opponents have viciously and continuously attacked one another leading up to the primaries that have taken place so far, Haley herself reassured voters that there's no chance she'll be the former president's running mate in 2024.

According to Fox News, in an interview with Fox News host Bret Baier in the final days before she was decimated by Trump in her home state of South Carolina, Haley made it clear that she's not interested in a VP slot.

Haley was handily beaten by Trump on Saturday, prompting a new round of calls for her to drop out of the race.

She made it clear

Haley told Baier that if she was interested in being Trump's vice president, she would have jumped out of the 2024 GOP primary race already.

"We’re gonna see what happens tomorrow," Haley told Baier before the South Carolina GOP primary.

Haley added, "But look, the problem when people say, ‘Why is she doing this? Why is she doing that?’ At first, they were like, ‘She’s doing this because she wants to be vice president.' I think ’we’ve pretty much settled that. I’ve said it for months, it’s done."

She also responded to questions about her future in politics.

"I wouldn’t be doing this if I was worried about a political future," Haley said. "I would’ve gotten out already. I’m doing this trying to wake up our country."

Trump's possible picks

Trump has previously admitted who he likes as a possible vice president, and Haley certainly isn't on that list.

Fox News noted:

Trump previously acknowledged during a Fox News townhall that Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, Bryon Donalds and Tulsi Gabbard are on his running mate shortlist. Trump has many times reiterated that he has ruled out Haley as his running mate, despite some Republicans who had hoped for a combined ticket.

Many of Trump's supporters would like him to choose Ramaswamy, as he routinely polls at the top of the list.

Only time will tell who Trump chooses.

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