Headline RoundupMay 22nd, 2024

Nikki Haley Says She Will Vote For Donald Trump in November

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley plans to vote for Donald Trump in November, she revealed on Wednesday.

For Context: Haley, who previously served as governor of South Carolina and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ran a primary campaign critical of Trump and calling for a new generation of leadership. Haley’s campaign lasted longer than Trump’s other main Republican challengers, such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), with her campaign suspending operations following a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday. 

Key Quotes: Speaking at a conservative think tank, Haley stated, “As a voter, I put my priorities on a president who’s going to have the backs of our allies and hold our enemies to account, who would secure the border, no more excuses.” She added, “Trump has not been perfect on these policies. I’ve made that clear, many, many times. But Biden has been a catastrophe. So, I will be voting for Trump.” Still, Haley advised Trump 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. And I genuinely hope he does that.”

How the Media Covered It: The Hill (Center bias) noted that Haley continues to garner votes in Republican primary contests despite suspending her campaign two months ago. Axios (Lean Left bias) speculated that Haley’s comments “could give Trump a boost as he's repeatedly struggled to court her voters in recent GOP primaries.”

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