Nikki Haley ends the suspense, reveals who she’ll vote for

Nikki Haley made a surprise reveal about who she’s going to be voting for this November, a crushing blow to the dead-enders who are supporting her in the Republican primaries.

On Wednesday, the former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations gave her somewhat surprising nod to presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump despite her often vicious attacks on him before she suspended her campaign after being drubbed on Super Tuesday.

Having kept a relatively low profile since her ignominious exit from a primary process that she had zero chance of winning, for the first time of the political season, Haley sucked it up and fell into the roll of a team player, which Republicans with any sense has already done.

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During the Q&A session after a speech in which she tore into President Joe Biden, Haley was asked about her vote.

“As a voter, I put my priorities on a president who’s gonna have the backs of our allies and hold our enemies to account” she said. “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,” she continued. “But Biden has been a catastrophe.”

“So, I will be voting for Trump,” Haley said.

Having held out for as long as she did before what comes very close to an endorsement, there were hopes from Democrats and Never Trumpers that Haley would mount a challenge to Trump at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, WI in July.

Those hopes now seem to have been dashed after her remarks, a step in the direction of smoothing things over with Trump and the disappointment was obvious at MSNBC, where the announcement hit the “Typhoid Mary of Disinformation” hard.

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“We need shrinks and cult experts to explain this because what you’re reporting doesn’t make a lick of sense to me,” moaned Nicolle Wallace, the George W. Bush administration communications director who crossed over to the Democrats. “It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable.”

“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 also said. “And I genuinely hope he does that.”

Haley has continued to rack up votes in the primaries, possibly hoping to leverage her mysterious support into some sort of position in a second Trump administration.

The vice presidency is probably out for Haley, whom Trump tabbed as “birdbrain” was recently ruled out by her former boss after Axios reported that she was among those being considered.

“Nikki Haley is not under consideration for the V.P. slot, but I wish her well!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.

“Biden will go down in history as the Commander in Chief who refused to stop our enemies. He will be remembered for spending more on national debt interest than national defense. He weakened America while letting China, Russia, and Iran grow stronger,” Haley said on X, a part of a lengthy thread with highlights from her speech.

Chris Donaldson


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