Nikki Haley, a contender for the GOP Presidential nomination, has reportedly refuted the notion that she is running in 2024 in order to become Vice-President.
“I think everybody that says, ‘She’s doing this to be vice president,’ needs to understand I don’t run for second,” Haley said during an interview with Politico
“That’s something that I hear all the time, and I’ll tell you that, look, we have a country to save, and I don’t trust anybody else to do it,” she continued.
Haley, who served as the United Nations ambassador under previous President Trump, was the first major Republican to launch a 2024 primary challenge.
Since the beginning of her campaign, she has dismissed rumors that she may run for vice president.
Haley announced in February that she is “really running for vice president,” a suggestion that has also been made by others. Haley served as John Bolton’s U.N. counterpart under previous President George W. Bush.
Republican competitors have been clamoring for a chance to cut into Trump’s advantage, which he has held for months despite being charged with mishandling secret information, conspiring to rig the 2020 election, and other offenses.
According to the most recent poll of GOP candidates, Trump is leading with 57 percent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ 16 percent. Haley received a dismal 3 percent.