Washington [USA], May 12: " Nikki Haley is not in my consideration for vice president, but I hope she is okay," former President Donald Trump wrote on the social network Truth Social on May 11.
Just before that, Axios quoted a source as saying that Mr. Trump may choose Ms. Haley if he is convinced that the former US ambassador to the United Nations can help him win re-election, avoiding the risk of being sentenced to prison in the cases. prosecute and cover tens of millions of dollars in legal fees if he loses.
Mr. Trump won enough votes to become the Republican candidate for the November election. Ms. Haley worked in Mr. Trump 's administration but was also a fierce competitor in the Republican primary. Republican Party.
Her campaign ended in March. Although admitting that Mr. Trump will be the party's candidate, Ms. Haley has not publicly supported the former leader.
If Ms. Haley continues to not speak in support and Mr. Trump loses in November, the large number of Republicans who support her may turn to criticism, threatening the former congressman's ability to run for re-election later. ceramic.
Republicans close to Mr. Trump and Ms. Haley's campaigns said that both would benefit from reconciliation, despite fierce competition in the primary election and differing views on some issues. big topic. The former ambassador has not commented so far.
According to Reuters, in addition to Nikki Haley , there are many other names that Mr. Trump could choose as his running mate, such as Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota, senators Marco Rubio, Tim Scott and JD Vance, Rep. Elise Stefanik. Mr. Burgum and Mr. Scott each participated in the 2024 primary before dropping out. Mrs. Noem is caught up in controversy when she revealed that she once shot a dog for disobedience.
Mr. Trump will be officially nominated by the Republican Party at the convention in July in Wisconsin. He will face President Joe Biden again in the election on November 5.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper