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According to reports, Nikki Haley is persona non grata at the Republican National Convention

It seems that Donald Trump is not letting the past rest in his conversation with his former UN ambassador and one-time Republican rival in the presidential primaries, Nikki Haley.

On Tuesday, Politico reported that the former South Carolina governor will not attend the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Haley’s spokesman Chaney Denton told Politico that the failed Republican presidential candidate “was not invited and that’s fine with her.”

“Trump deserves the convention he wants,” Denton added. “She has made it clear that she will vote for him and wishes him the best.”

Despite this rebuff, Haley was still willing to give her 97 delegates to Trump. In a media statement on Tuesday, she described next week’s nominating convention as “a time of Republican unity.”

“Joe Biden is not fit to serve a second term, and Kamala Harris would be a disaster for America,” she added in her statement. “We need a president who will hold our enemies accountable, secure our borders, reduce our debt, and get our economy back on track.”

Biden has firmly refused to withdraw from the race despite his disastrous performance against Trump in the presidential debate last month.

Nikki Haley announced her support for Donald Trump during an event in Washington DC in May. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Haley confirmed that she was not invited to this year's Republican National Convention.Nikki Haley announced her support for Donald Trump during an event in Washington DC in May. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Haley confirmed that she was not invited to this year's Republican National Convention.

Nikki Haley announced her support for Donald Trump during an event in Washington DC in May. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Haley confirmed that she was not invited to this year’s Republican National Convention. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

During the primaries, Haley tried to present himself as a reasonable alternative to the ever-polarizing former president.

In an interview with “Today” in February, she told NBC’s Craig Melvin that the Trump of 2024 has been “crazier than ever” during his time in office.

“We don’t want these two old men running,” she added of Trump and Biden. “We want someone who will fight for us and work for us, with no drama, no feuds.”

In March, Haley acknowledged that she had no chance of winning the presidency, but it took her until May to endorse her former boss.

After Haley’s endorsement, Trump seemed less hostile toward his former opponent in the primaries.

“You know, we had a nasty campaign, it was pretty nasty,” he told News 12 New York in late May. “But she’s a very capable person, and I’m sure she’ll be on our team in some form, absolutely.”

HuffPost attempted to reach Haley for confirmation.

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