Former GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley broke her silence and said who she would vote for in the 2024 election in November.

Haley said she will vote for Donald Trump.

“I will be voting for Trump,” Haley told the Hudson Institute.

“Having said that, I stand by what I said in my suspension speech,” Haley continued.

“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. And I genuinely hope he does that,” she added.


From the Associated Press:

The comments in her first public speech since leaving the race are another signal of the GOP’s virtually complete consolidation of support behind Trump, even from those who have labeled him a threat in the past.

Haley shuttered her own bid for the GOP nomination two months ago but did not immediately endorse Trump, having accused him of causing chaos and disregarding the importance of U.S. alliances abroad as well as questioning whether Trump, 77, was too old to be president again.

Trump, in turn, repeatedly mocked her with the nickname “Birdbrain,” though he curtailed those attacks after securing enough delegates in March to become the presumptive Republican nominee.

The Hill reports:

Haley’s remarks at the institute come as she continues to be a significant presence in Republican presidential primary results, despite her exit from the race, as some in the GOP voice their frustration with Trump through protest votes.

Haley picked up 20 percent of the vote in Maryland’s GOP primary last week, and 18 percent in Nebraska. The week before that, Haley won nearly 22 percent of the vote in Indiana’s Republican primary. Earlier this year, she also received over 100,000 votes in each of the two key battleground states of Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Trump has brushed off the results, insisting Haley’s supporters will flock to him in the general election against Biden.

“She got very few voters,” Trump said earlier this month. “And those voters are all coming to me, and you may have a lot of Democrats in there because they have a very tricky little system. But those voters are coming to me.”

Across the aisle, Biden’s campaign has also made a move for Haley voters disillusioned with the former president’s bid.

“Donald Trump made it clear he doesn’t want Nikki Haley’s supporters,” Biden said in March. “I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign.”


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