Trump responds to rumors of Haley on VP shortlist: ‘Not under consideration,’ but ‘I wish her well’

Former President Trump responded to reports that former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is on his vice presidential shortlist by saying that she is “not under consideration,” but that he wishes “her well.”

Trump stated in a Saturday post on Truth Social that “Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well!”

The post on the platform came following a Saturday report from Axios, which reported Trump’s campaign was considering Haley, his former rival for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, as his possible VP, citing two people familiar with the situation.

The report described the relationship between the two as “chilly,” but that the former president could pick the former South Carolina governor if he were convicted, “she’d help him win the presidency.”

“If anyone other that DJT says they know who, when, or where he is on VP, they’re not” telling the truth, a Trump campaign official told The Hill.

Haley ran in the Republican primary and was the last candidate standing opposite Trump, before dropping her White House bid in March. She has not endorsed the former president.

As he looks to get back into the Oval Office in November, Trump is considering a bevy of candidates for the VP spot.

Republicans in the mix include Sens. Tim Scott (S.C.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and others.

After ending her presidential run, Haley joined the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank, to be their next Walter P. Stern chair. She is set to meet with around 100 donors on Monday and Tuesday in Charleston.

The Hill has reached out to Haley’s spokesperson.

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