Nikki Haley calls for 'Republican unity', urges her delegates to support Donald Trump at convention

Nikki Haley calls for 'Republican unity', urges her delegates to support Donald Trump at convention
Nikki Haley recently shared a statement asking her delegates to support Donald Trump in the upcoming RNC (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Former GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley is releasing all of her delegates to the Republican National Convention next week and urging them to support the presumptive party nominee Donald Trump, reported Fox News.

Since launching her campaign in February 2023, Haley went on to become the final challenger to Trump for the 2024 GOP nomination. The duo battled it out in a contentious two-candidate showdown from the New Hampshire primary in late January through Super Tuesday in early March.

The former governor of South Carolina announced suspending her White House campaign the day after Trump swept the Super Tuesdays on March 6. She had stated her intention to keep speaking out while dropping out of the race and continued to grab up to 20% votes in the GOP primaries in the months that followed.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 01: Republican presidential candidate, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign rally at the Doc's Barbeque and Southern Buffet restaurant on February 01, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina. The former South Carolina governor is campaigning in her race against former President Donald Trump ahead of the state's Republican primary on February 24. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Nikki Haley suspended her 2024 presidential campaign on March 6, 2024 (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Nikki Haley urges her delegates to support Donald Trump

In a statement released on Tuesday, July 9, Nikki Haley wrote, "The nominating convention is a time for Republican unity. I encourage my delegates to support Donald Trump next week in Milwaukee." The former UN ambassador reportedly won 97 delegates during the GOP presidential primaries.

Haley also slammed the POTUS and Vice President, saying, "Joe Biden is not competent to serve a second term and Kamala Harris would be a disaster for America."

"We need a president who will hold our enemies to account, secure our border, cut our debt, and get our economy back on track," she added.

Haley is not planning to attend the Milwaukee convention herself, her aides told Fox News.

"She was not invited, and she’s fine with that. Trump deserves the convention he wants. She’s made it clear she’s voting for him and wishes him the best," said her aide Chaney Denton.

Haley had shared her intention to vote for Trump in May and stated, "Trump has not been perfect on these policies. I have made that clear many, many times. But Biden has been a catastrophe. So, I will be voting for Trump."

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Nikki Haley has reportedly not been invited to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee (Getty Images)

Nikki Haley's statement backing Donald Trump divides Internet

People had different views on Nikki Haley's statement supporting Donald Trump on Facebook.

"This might restore some of my faith in her!" exclaimed one social media user. 

"She received those delegates from Republicans who refuse to vote for Trump. She is a massive disappointment to them," shared another. 

"She should be the VP pick. Most qualified and not afraid to stand up and be heard. Trump can pull it off," wrote one person. 

"Spineless!" another added.

"Glad to see her on board!" expressed one individual.

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