Donald Trump denies considering Nikki Haley for vice president

Former President Donald Trump has made it clear that former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is not being considered for his running mate. Rumors had been circulating that Haley was in the running for the vice president slot, but Trump put those to rest with a Truth Social post stating, "Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well!"

The speculation around a Trump-Haley ticket stemmed from Haley's wealthy donor base, which could have helped Trump with fundraising as he faces legal fees from ongoing lawsuits. Additionally, Haley could have potentially helped win over Republican voters who are skeptical of Trump.

Despite the potential advantages of a Trump-Haley ticket, their past contentious relationship during the Republican primary seemed to rule out Haley's chances of being chosen as the vice president. Trump had previously stated that Haley was not "presidential timber" and likely would not be selected as his running mate.

As Trump considers his options for a vice presidential candidate, other names have emerged as potential contenders, including House Rep. Elise Stefanik, Sen. Tim Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was also seen as a frontrunner for the VP slot, but her chances have diminished due to backlash over controversial content in her memoir.

While Trump has not made a final decision on his running mate, the VP hopefuls are actively supporting his campaign as the 2024 election approaches. High-dollar donors are looking to influence Trump's decision, but for now, the former president has yet to reveal his choice for a running mate.


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