Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday set out to quash “rumors” — and, without specifying what was alleged, said she supports Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump’s running mate in 2020.
“Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support,” Haley wrote on Twitter, sharing a photo of the two sitting together at United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Enough of the false rumors. Vice President Pence has been a dear friend of mine for years. He has been a loyal and trustworthy VP to the President. He has my complete support. ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/waPyQjC8Eb
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 21, 2019
It is unclear what rumors Haley is referring to.
The cryptic tweet comes after the former U.S. diplomat responded directly to President Trump’s early August tweet regarding Rep. Elijah Cummings’ (D-MD) home burglary, tweeting that his comment was “so unnecessary.”
“Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!” tweeted the president.
This is so unnecessary. 🙄
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 2, 2019
Haley was an outspoken critic of then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential election, previously declaring that he represented “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.”
“I want someone who is going to hold Republicans accountable, and I want someone who is going to make a difference, not just for our party but for every person they represent in the country,” Haley told reporters days before the South Carolina Republican primary in February 2016.
In 2016, the South Carolina Republican endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) in his failed bid for the White House.
Despite her repeated attacks, President Trump nominated Haley for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., a role she served in between January 2017-December 2018. She has joined Boeing’s board of directors since leaving the administration.