Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday dismissed talk of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s ambitions as “book-selling lies and gossip.”
Pompeo, in his forthcoming book, said Haley worked with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to become former President Donald Trump’s vice president, according to excerpts published in part by The Guardian. was suggesting.
“I don’t know why he said that, but that’s exactly why he stayed as far away from Washington D.C. as possible to avoid the drama,” said Haley, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration. rice field. Fox host Brett Byer. Haley also pointed out that Pompeo himself said in an excerpt that he could not confirm whether the story was true.
Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, is a friend, she said, adding that she has never spoken to anyone in the administration about the vice presidential job.
Haley also hinted at running for president during an interview.
“I think the younger generation needs to come in and step up and really start solving problems,” Hailey, who turns 51 on Friday, said. I believe I can become a leader.
Haley said she “expects” Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to endorse the former president, but she considers the couple to be close friends.
Trump has already announced that he will run for president again. Both Pompeo and Pence have suggested they are considering their own campaigns.
Haley said she was confident she could handle the 2024 Republican primary, which could hurt.
“May the best woman win,” she said.