nikki haley
nikki haley

By Alex Pappas | Fox News

Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to United Nations, on Wednesday denied what she called “false rumors” that she could replace Mike Pence as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2020.

“Enough of the false rumors,” Haley said, tweeting a photo of her and Pence together at the U.N. “Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support.”

Nikki Haley@NikkiHaley

Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused Haley to speak out, though the idea of President Trump replacing Pence with Haley has been floated in the media before.

NIKKI HALEY RESPONDS TO TRUMP TWEET ABOUT CUMMINGS GETTING ROBBED: ‘THIS IS SO UNNECESSARY’

In June, a Wall Street Journal opinion piece called for Trump to run with Haley in 2020 as a way to appeal to “politically moderate suburban women.”

But Trump ruled it out during an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo.

“I love Nikki. She’s endorsed me. She’s my friend. She’s a part of my campaign. But Mike has been a great vice president. He’s a hundred percent,” Trump said.

The president added: “Nikki’s future is good,” but added that Pence is “the person, 100 percent.”

Haley resigned as U.N. ambassador last year. While she has praised the president before, Haley raised eyebrows earlier this month by tweeting criticism of Trump’s attacks on Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.

In a tweet, Haley responded with an eye-roll emoji and by stating, “This is so unnecessary.”

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump · Aug 2, 2019

Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!

Nikki Haley@NikkiHaley

This is so unnecessary. 43.8K11:45 AM – Aug 2, 2019

In an apparent reference to the VP rumors about Haley, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway replied “THIS is so unnecessary,” adding, “Trump-PENCE2020.”

Kellyanne Conway@KellyannePolls

THIS is so unnecessary
Trump-PENCE2020 https://twitter.com/NikkiHaley/status/1157316435221405697 …Nikki Haley@NikkiHaleyReplying to @realDonaldTrumpThis is so unnecessary. 17.3K1:27 PM – Aug 2, 2019

Haley served as the governor of South Carolina for six years before joining the Trump administration in 2017. Alex Pappas is a politics reporter at FoxNews.com. 

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

NH Politician

NH POLITICIAN is a New Hampshire based media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information, local, national and world news. Our team of reporters,...