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Nikki Haley says she'll vote for Trump, calls Biden a 'catastrophe'

The former UN diplomat under the Trump administration made the comments during her first public speaking event since she exited the 2024 presidential race.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at the Hudson Institute in Washington
Posted at 4:37 PM, May 22, 2024

Former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley made her first public speaking appearance on Wednesday and said she would vote for former President Donald Trump for a second term, calling President Joe Biden "a catastrophe." Haley said she still believes Donald Trump has "not been perfect.”

Haley spoke at an event for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and said after what appeared to be, at least in part, a lackluster bit of support for Trump that she stands by what she said in her speech when she suspended her presidential campaign in early March.

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Haley said, “Trump would be smart 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," Politico reported.

Axios reported that Haley has continued to draw in around 20% of favor in GOP primary elections, which has sparked concern for Trump's campaign.

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In an interview with Fox News, Haley called herself a "conservative Republican" and said she would not run as an independent.

During her speech in her new role as the Walter P. Stern Chair at the Hudson Institute she delivered scathing remarks on what she sees as a growing isolationist portion of the Republican Party.