Nikki Haley: “I don’t want to be anyone’s vice president.”

Nikki Haley has made it clear to New Hampshire voters: she will not accept Donald Trump’s vice presidential nomination if he wins the Republican Party’s nomination.

Haley, who has challenged Trump for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, has long said she will not “play for second place.”

“I don’t want to be anybody’s vice president. That’s off the table,” Haley emphasized Friday while speaking to voters at a coffee shop in Amherst, New Hampshire.

“I’ve always said this. That’s the game they’re playing, which I’m not going to play. I don’t want to be vice president,” Haley added.

Haley, who has served as U.S. permanent U.N. ambassador to the United Nations, made campaign speeches in New Hampshire on Tuesday, further distancing herself from Trump in that state, where moderate sentiment prevails among Republicans.

A semi-open primary could draw more centrist voters to her, who may be put off by Trump’s criminal charges as well as his increasingly authoritarian rhetoric and attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat.

For Nikki Haley, she needs to close the gap in the second Republican primary to have any chance of thwarting Trump after his decisive Iowa caucus victory on Monday.

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