Trump Announces Former Rival Will Likely Be Joining His Team

Trump Announces Former Rival Will Likely Be Joining His Team

A day after former presidential rival Nikki Haley announced her support for him, former President Donald Trump confirmed there would be a role for Haley in his team.

“Well, I think she’s going to be on our team because we have a lot of the same ideas, the same thoughts,” Trump mentioned in an interview with News 12.

“I appreciated what she said,” Trump added, referring to Haley's endorsement.

“You know, we had a nasty campaign; it was pretty nasty. But she’s a very capable person, and I’m sure she’s going to be on our team in some form. Absolutely,” the former president said.

During the interview, Trump was asked to identify his top three picks for a potential running mate.

In response, Trump, who had previously declined to list his top choices, mentioned Ben Carson, Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and J.D. Vance of Ohio, and praised Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, stating she is “doing a fantastic job.”

He indicated that he would make his announcement during the Republican National Convention.

On Wednesday, Haley expressed her support for Trump, the president under whom she served as ambassador to the United Nations.

“Trump has not been perfect on these policies. I’ve made that clear many, many times. But Biden has been a catastrophe. So I will be voting for Trump,” Haley said at the Hudson Institute in Washington, according to ABC.

Eric Levine, a Haley fundraiser, remarked, “What was her alternative?” as reported by the outlet.

He argued that supporting Biden is not feasible when the country needs to “support Israel, confront our enemies and support our allies.”

“I think this gives a lot of people permission to not just not vote for Joe Biden, but to vote for Donald Trump. I think this is a very important statement that she made,” Levine said.

“Republicans need to be united as best we can,” said Haley ally David Wilkins.

Ozzie Palomo, a GOP fundraiser, emphasized the need for healing after the primary.

“All the statements she made about Trump were during the primary; primaries are over and I think the world has dramatically changed, probably faster and more significantly than anyone anticipated over the last five, six months,” Palomo said.

“Her saying she plans to vote for him probably gives cover to a significant portion of those that remain on the fence to feel comfortable enough to do the same,” Palomo added.

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