PoliticsWednesday 05.22.24

Nikki Haley: “I will be voting for Trump.”

Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Wednesday said she will vote for former president Donald Trump in the 2024 election — but again warned him that he would have to earn her supporters' votes.

“You opened with some comments on the administration and the Democratic Party. You then talked a little bit about some of the shortcomings or worries you have about the Republican Party. And I couldn't help but think of two names when I heard you deliver that speech: Joe Biden and Donald Trump. So, on these issues, these national security critical issues that you've described today, who do you think would do a better job in the White House, Joe Biden or Donald Trump?” Peter Rough, a senior fellow and director at the Center on Europe and Eurasia, asked in a conversation with Haley after her remarks at the Hudson Institute.

“As a voter, I put my priorities on a president who's going to have the backs of our allies and hold our enemies to account; who would secure the border, no more excuses; a president who would support capitalism and freedom; a president who understands we need less debt, not more debt. 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.

“Having said that, I stand by what I said in my suspension speech: Trump would be smart to reach out to the millions of people who voted for me and continue to support me, and not assume that they're just going to be with him,” Haley continued. “And I genuinely hope he does that.”

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