Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE says he never considered South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be his running mate. 

"No, not Nikki Haley. She wasn't under consideration," Trump told Fox News's Bret Baier on Thursday after the host mentioned reports of Haley and others being on the businessman's VP list.
 
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Haley, who memorably delivered a stinging rebuke of Trump following the State of the Union in January, said Wednesday she wasn't interested in being his running mate.
Martinez and Portman on Thursday also withdrew themselves from VP consideration amid rolling speculation.

Haley had stumped on behalf of Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE (R-Fla.) and then endorsed Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE (R-Texas). She said Wednesday she'd "support" the GOP nominee.  

Trump has said he wants someone with political experience to serve as his running mate, signaling there was a chance it could be a former rival.

Trump confirmed to Fox News that he's spoken with Rubio since the senator dropped out in March. The New York Times reported they've spoken by phone multiple times.

"We've had really nice conversations, not necessarily about" the VP slot, Trump said. "Not necessarily with respect to any position, but it could happen."