2024

Nikki Haley Says She’ll Vote For Donald Trump

“Biden has been a catastrophe … so I will be voting for Trump.”

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It’s not an endorsement … but it’s close enough. Maybe. Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley said this week that she would vote for former U.S. president Donald Trump in 2024 election – although she stopped short of saying her supporters should.

To be clear: An endorsement isn’t just saying you will vote for someone. An endorsement is publicly urging one’s supporters to do the same. Haley did not do that. In fact, during a foreign policy address at her “neoconservative” think tank in Washington, D.C., she hearkened back to her speech back in March in which she continued to grill Trump.

“I will be voting for Trump,” Haley said. “Having said that, I stand by what I said in my suspension speech.”

Haley made the announcement during a question-and-answer session follow about Trump’s foreign policy views when compared to those of current president Joe Biden.

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“Trump has not been perfect on these policies,” she said. “I have made that clear many, many times. But Biden has been a catastrophe. So I will be voting for Trump.”

Rather than rally her supporters to Trump’s banner, Haley shifted that onus on her erstwhile rival.

“Trump would be smart to reach out to the millions of people who voted for me and continue to support me,” she said.

Haley’s “too cute by a half” move continues to give herself plenty of wiggle room vis-à-vis her contorted relationship with the former president, whom she unsuccessfully challenged for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Haley bowed out of the race back in March after getting crushed by Trump – including a lopsided defeat in her home state of South Carolina. Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Haley even got beat by “none of the above” in Nevada.

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After getting shellacked by Trump, Haley refused to endorse him – despite previously pledging to support the eventual GOP nominee.

“No. I think I’ll make what decision I want to make,” Haley told NBC’s Meet The Press shortly after Trump captured the nomination.

Haley’s support for Trump’s 2024 candidacy was initially offered more than three years ago – although it was subsequently rescinded.

“I would not run if President Trump ran,” Haley told reporter Meg Kinnard of The Associated Press in April of 2021.

Asked point blank by Kinnard whether she would support another Trump presidential bid, Haley responded “yes.”

All’s well that ends well?

Of interest? Haley’s endorsement comes at a time when Biden’s polling data continues to plumb new depths – especially in the battleground states likely to determine the winner of the November election.

“She’s reading the tea leaves,” one veteran Palmetto political operative told this author. “But still hedging her bet.”

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.

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12 comments

Dum Spiro Spero Top fan May 22, 2024 at 9:17 pm

“Hit me again because it feels so good when you stop.” Nikki Haley, 2024

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Nanker Phelge May 22, 2024 at 10:02 pm

“It’s not an endorsement”

“Haley’s endorsement comes at a time”

Fitnews at its finest.

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Patricia Top fan May 23, 2024 at 8:31 am

I thought there was hope for Haley, but guess not.

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Elephant Graveyard May 23, 2024 at 9:22 am

There was never any hope for any of these grifters. Most of them are just hanging on for dear life at this point, hoping this uncontrollable cult of personality keeps them in power and enables them to openly take bribes for as long as possible. There’s no underlying principles here.

Keep that image of Lindsey sucking up to Trump just so he can show up at Mar-a-Lago and mooch in your head because most politicians in general are exactly like this. The GOP has just become 100% brazen in their greedy craven behaviors.

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Elephant Graveyard May 23, 2024 at 9:16 am

Weak.

When Don drains all the funds out of and sinks the GOP, remember: There was never anything worth saving.

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Observer (the real one) May 23, 2024 at 11:33 am

Haley will say anything and do anything (anyone?) to try and be relevant. Deep State Don made her one of his first, of many, Swamp Creature appointments after talking throughout 2016 about “draining The Swamp”. What a clown show!

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Lord Barfington May 23, 2024 at 11:34 am

At least she’ll never need a chiropractor since she has no spine.

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Mack Spain Top fan May 23, 2024 at 3:21 pm

Wow Really!!!

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River Top fan May 24, 2024 at 1:52 pm

Democrats voted for you Nikki.

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president joe potato May 26, 2024 at 5:47 am

help i’ve fallen and i cant get up

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Disgusted May 27, 2024 at 4:36 am

The State fishwrap is saying that Trump says she has a place on his team. How can anyone doubt for a moment that we are all (Republican, Democrat, Conservative, Liberal) being played for fools by the CIA, NWO, or whatever? There is no appreciable difference in the parties. They are truly, the uni-party.

Voting is nothing but a distraction to make us think we have a say in things.

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Frank May 28, 2024 at 9:09 am

They all bend the knee and kiss the ass!

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