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Donald Trump's son doesn't want Nikki Haley as his dad's running mate. Know why



Donald Trump Jr has said he would go to "great lengths" to make sure that Nikki Haley is not his father's running mate for the 2024 US elections.

 (Sai Bureau)- Donald Trump Jr, the son of former US President Donald Trump, has voiced his opposition to Nikki Haley being his father's running mate for the 2024 US elections, saying that he would go to "great lengths to make sure that doesn’t happen".
Trump junior's opposition to Haley comes as the former Carolina governor has inched closer to Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire. The primary, scheduled to be held on January 23 in the new year, sees Haley having 29 per cent support, just behind Trump who has 33 per cent support, according to a poll by American Research Group Inc.Another poll by the Saint Anselm College Survey Center at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics showed that Nikki Haley has emerged as a clear alternate choice to Trump for Republican voters.In a recent interview with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling, Donald Trump Jr said, "I wouldn’t have her and I would go to great lengths to make sure that that doesn’t happen."
"Nikki Haley wants never-ending wars. She’s a puppet of the establishment in Washington, DC. She’s the new favourite candidate of the billionaire class because they want control— no different than academia and Harvard and using their billions to exercise influence," he added, as quoted by New York Post.
Nikki Haley served as the US ambassador to the UN from 2017 to 2018 under Donald Trump’s government. Her polling surge has led to speculation about her running for the Vice-President's post, something which has been endorsed by former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' campaign.According to a report in CBS, Trump has asked some of his confidants for their thoughts on Haley as his running mate.
However, Nikki Haley has downplayed such speculations, saying she "doesn't want to run for second".
Speaking about these speculations, Trump Jr said, "Ron DeSantis has proven that he doesn’t have what it takes to be on that stage. He’s embarrassed himself that way."