Trump Jr. dismisses talk of last-minute push for Haley as VP

Donald Trump Jr. shut down talk of a last-minute push for his father to choose Nikki Haley as his running mate.

“Nikki Haley, who served as the puppet of Democrat billionaires and warmongerers, would be a wonderful choice [if] my dad wants to get impeached within about 7 seconds of being sworn in,” Trump Jr. wrote on social media platform X on Wednesday, adding that Haley is their “last hope.”

The son of former President Trump was responding to a post that suggested some Republican donors wanted Haley to be chosen as Trump’s running mate. President Biden’s campaign quickly took aim at Donald Trump Jr.’s post and suggested that the former president may have some difficulty winning over Haley’s supporters.

“Trump struggled with Haley voters even months after he dropped out. His team continues to attack her and her supporters,” Biden campaign spokesperson James Singer wrote on X in response to the post.

Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa also responded, writing, “Trump world attacking Nikki Haley. Building a winning coalition!”

The former president already dismissed speculation last month that he would choose the former United Nations ambassador as his vice president. Haley ended her presidential bid in March after failing to make a strong showing on Super Tuesday, but has continued to take voters away from Trump in recent Republican primaries.

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

Haley has racked up tens of thousands of votes over the past several months in numerous primaries after she dropped out of the race. This indicates that some Republicans may still be hesitant in throwing their support behind the former president.

Trump said over the weekend that he has already decided on his pick to be his running mate in November. The three most likely choices include North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), but a handful of other Republicans have also received vetting materials to potentially join his ticket.

The Hill has reached out to a Haley spokesperson for comment.

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