It was always a long shot, but many Trump supporters have worried that the president would choose rival GOP primary candidate Nikki Haley as his running mate. Trump tamped down on the idea that he would choose Haley in an interview in New Hampshire. Newsmax’s Eric Mack reports:
While former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley claims she is not going to be anyone’s vice president, saying that was “off the table,” former President Donald Trump came out and agreed with his chief New Hampshire GOP primary challenger Friday night.
“She is OK, but she is not presidential timber, and when I say that, that probably means she is not going to be chosen as the vice president,” Trump told his Concord, New Hampshire, rally Friday night.
“When you say certain things, it sort of takes them out of play, right? I can’t say, ‘She’s not of the timber to be the vice president’ and then say, ‘Ladies and gentleman, I’m proud to announce that I’ve picked …”
Trump has picked up his attacks on Haley of late, after she claimed after her third-place finish in Iowa that it was now a “two-person race.”
“She’s not tough enough, she’s not smart enough, and she wasn’t respected enough,” Trump said Friday night. “She cannot do this job.”
Trump has long rejected talk that any of the 2024 GOP primary challengers would be candidates to be his vice president.
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