Trump says he believes Nikki Haley will be ‘on our team in some form’

A day later, former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley He said he would vote For former President Donald Trump in November, Trump addressed Haley’s words after a rally in the Bronx on Thursday. The first major campaign event in New York since 2016.

“I think he’s going to be on our team because we have a lot of the same ideas, the same thoughts,” Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, told News 12 New York. “I appreciated what he said. You know, we had a nasty campaign, it was pretty nasty. But he’s a very capable person and I’m sure he’ll be in our team in some capacity, absolutely.”

Wednesday during an event at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., the first since suspending his presidential campaign In March, Haley said she would “vote for Trump.”

His announcement came despite criticism from his former opponent during the presidential election, when he often described Trump as “clueless”.

And in her speech announcing her withdrawal from the presidential race, Haley said it was “now up to Donald Trump to win over those within our party and beyond who do not support him.”

The former governor of South Carolina worked as the US ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration.

In a May 11 post on his Truth Social platform, Trump wrote that Haley was “not being considered” as his vice presidential nominee. However, on Thursday, Trump appeared to sidestep the question when asked if he was being considered as a potential running mate, instead listing the names of several other prominent Republicans who he said were doing a “fantastic job,” including Sens. Marco Rubio and J. .D. Vance. , Rep. Elise Stefanik and Dr. Ben Carson.

“You can get people like Ben Carson, you can get people like Marco Rubio, J.D. Vance – I mean there are so many. Ellis is doing a fantastic job,” Trump said. “We have a lot of people who are going to do a really fantastic job.”

When asked when a decision would be made, Trump said it would likely be “sometime during the convention.”

The Republican National Convention is scheduled for July 15-18 in Milwaukee.

Trump has spent the past few weeks in a Manhattan courtroom attending His ongoing “hush money” criminal trial. His defense rested the case on Tuesday, with closing arguments scheduled for next week.

Katherine Watson contributed to this report.

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