Donald Trump handed Nikki Haley some VP news that is setting the Republican Party on fire

Haley has been out of the race for months now. But now she has been thrown into the spotlight.

Because Donald Trump handed Nikki Haley some VP news that is setting the Republican Party on fire.

The primary for the Republican nomination for president was quicker than many expected.

The field was quickly narrowed down to DeSantis and Haley as Trump’s chief opponents.

Despite losing, nearly every Republican criticized the former president during the primary, but now most are endorsing him.

Throwing jabs is just part of the primary process. But Nikki Haley is still holding a grudge.

And that’s why former President Trump denied a report on Saturday that he and his campaign were contemplating former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, his former GOP presidential primary opponent, as his running mate in the 2024 election.

“Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well,” Trump wrote in a post to Truth Social.

Trump’s remark came after Axios reported, citing “two people familiar with the dynamic,” that Haley was a contender for Trump’s vice presidential nomination.

Haley launched her presidential campaign in February 2023, becoming the first major candidate to take on Trump, who had announced his candidacy three months prior.

And she was Trump’s penultimate challenger, facing the former president in a two-candidate race from the New Hampshire primary in late January until Super Tuesday in early March.

On March 6, Haley declared that she was suspending her presidential campaign, one day after Trump won 14 of the 15 Republican nomination contests on Super Tuesday.

To date, Haley has declined to endorse Trump.

“It is now up to Donald Trump to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond it who did not support him. And I hope he does,” Haley said in March, referring to people who backed her in her White House bid.

Haley has not spoken with Trump since she dropped out of the campaign, a source close to her told Fox News earlier this week.

In a harbinger of potential difficulty for Trump in his general election rematch with President Biden later this year, Haley continues to receive votes in Republican primaries despite the fact that she has long since dropped out of the presidential nomination contest.

Haley received roughly 22% of the vote in Tuesday’s GOP presidential primary in Indiana, which was open to Republicans, independents, and Democrats.

During her presidential campaign, Haley advocated for a robust U.S. foreign policy to deal with global hotspots such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the fighting between Israel and Hamas, frequently offering a stark contrast to Trump’s America First agenda of keeping the country out of international entanglements.

During the GOP presidential primary debates, Haley and challenger Vivek Ramaswamy, a backer of Trump’s America First worldview, sparred over America’s foreign policy.

In response to his father’s repudiation of the allegation, Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s eldest son, wrote in a post to X, “Oh thank God!!! Word on street is that her people were floating this bulls— because she has a PAC fundraiser [M]onday and is trying to sell attendance!!!”

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