Trump Says Nikki Haley May Join His Team In Some Form

( – During his May 23 rally in the Bronx, New York, former President Donald Trump suggested former Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley would somehow “be on our team.”

He said he believes that because they have “a lot of the same ideas, the same thoughts,” Haley would “absolutely” join his team in some capacity. He noted that while they had “a nasty campaign” during the Republican presidential primaries, “she’s a very capable person,” and he appreciated her support.

Trump’s comments come just one day after Haley stated she would be voting for Trump in November. Despite calling Trump “unhinged” during her campaign run, she called President Joe Biden a “catastrophe” during a May 22 event at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. This is the first time since Haley dropped out of the presidential race in March that she has commented about her support for Trump. When she dropped out, she did not endorse him, instead stating Trump needed “to earn the votes of those in our party and beyond.”

In his May 23 comments, Trump avoided stating if she could potentially be his vice presidential candidate. Instead, Trump listed Republicans Dr. Ben Carson, New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, stating they are doing a “fantastic job.” He also has previously listed South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. While he did not mention Haley, Trump previously stated in a May 11 post on Truth Social that Haley was “not under consideration” to be his running mate. Haley was the United Nations ambassador in the Trump administration.

Trump said he would announce his vice presidential candidate during the Republican National Convention, which will be in Milwaukee on July 15-18. Most of the time, the vice president nominee is confirmed on the penultimate night of the national convention, which would be July 17 for the Republican Party.

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