Trump weighs in on whether Nikki Haley has a future on his team

by Lauren Bratton

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President Trump indicated on Thursday that Nikki Haley may assist in some way on his “team” in the months leading up to the election.

While speaking to the press at his historic rally in The Bronx, Trump was asked by a reporter, “Is there room for her on your team or better yet your ticket?”

The 45th president responded, “Well, I think she’s gonna be on our team because we have a lot of the same ideas, same thoughts, I appreciated what she said.”

He told the reporter, “You know we had a nasty campaign. It was pretty nasty, but she’s a very capable person, and I’m sure she’s gonna be on our team in some form. Absolutely.”

On Wednesday, Haley said that she would be voting for Trump during a question-and-answer session at the Hudson Institute. She previously served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the first Trump administration.

Her chances of being Trump’s running mate are virtually zero after President Trump squashed media rumors in a May 11 Truth Social post, where he wrote, “Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well! DJT.”

Most of Trump’s former primary opponents immediately endorsed him after ending their campaigns and have spent the last several months stumping for his campaign in various places across the country. Some of those candidates are said to be on Trump’s list of potential running mates.

The 45th president said on Thursday that he would announce his VP pick in July at the Republican National Convention. He said that Senator J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, former Trump Cabinet member Ben Carson, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., “would do a fantastic job” during media interviews on Thursday. According to a report from The New York Times, his VP contender list has just seven remaining names.

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