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Nikki Haley dismisses delegates, urges them to support Trump at convention – Daily News

Nikki Haley during a town hall meeting on February 16, 2023 in Exeter, New Hampshire. (Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald/TNS)

Hadriana Löwenkron | Bloomberg News (TNS)

WASHINGTON – Nikki Haley is releasing her delegates and urging them to support her former primary rival, Donald Trump, at next week’s Republican National Convention.

In a statement on Tuesday, Haley called the convention a “time for Republican unity” and stressed that her decision was important in preventing President Joe Biden from serving another term in the White House.

“Joe Biden is not fit to serve a second term, and Kamala Harris would be a disaster for America,” Haley said of the incumbent and his vice presidential candidate. “We need a president who will hold our enemies accountable, secure our borders, pay down our debt, and get our economy back on track. I encourage my delegates to support Donald Trump next week in Milwaukee.”

Haley’s decision was first reported by Politico.

The former South Carolina governor ended her own bid for the Republican presidential nomination in March after a poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries, becoming the last major Trump rival to drop out of the primary. Haley, who also served as ambassador to the United Nations under Trump, campaigned on a campaign tout of her foreign policy experience and a promise to be careful with the federal budget.