WATCH: Nikki Haley Throws Her Support Behind Trump After Bitter Primary - 'I Will Be Voting For Trump'

During a Wednesday interview with the Hudson Institute, former South Carolina Governor and Trump United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley (R-SC) told the audience she would vote for Donald Trump in 2024 after failing to endorse the 45th president in her concession speech following her failed campaign for the coveted 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Haley offered her support with a notable caveat, however. The failed presidential candidate admitted that significant differences remained between the two when it came to public policy and, as such, it would be wise for Team Trump to reach out to her supporters to gain their unwavering and total support. 

"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, who would support capitalism and freedom, a president who understands we need less debt, not more debt," Haley began. "Trump has not been perfect on these policies -- I have made that clear many, many times. But Biden has been a catastrophe. So, I will be voting for Trump."

The former South Carolina governor continued, "Having said that, I stand by what I said in my suspension speech. Trump would be smart to reach out to the millions of people who voted for me and continue to support me, not assume that they're just going to be with him, and I genuinely hope he does that." Haley throwing her support behind Donald Trump is a surprise indeed -- after all, she flip-flopped on the issue several times. After initially claiming that she would not run against Trump, the South Carolina governor signed a pledge to support the eventual nominee during her run for the GOP presidential nomination. However, Haley eventually changed her mind, arguing that the changes in the leadership of the Republican National Committee made the context of her initial pledge null and void.

"When Haley, Trump's lone remaining major challenger for the nomination, was asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" whether she was compelled to honor that commitment, she said, 'No. I think I'll make what decision I want to make,'" the Associated Press reported in March. "She said the 'the RNC is now not the same RNC" as it was at the time of the debates. She also maintained that she has always said she had 'serious concerns' about Trump, for whom she served as U.N. ambassador."


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