Haley: I’ll support Trump if he wins GOP nomination
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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is promising to back Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE if he wins the Republican presidential nomination.

“We’ve said that we would support the nominee if they get the nomination,” she said late Thursday during the South Carolina Automotive Summit in Greenville, S.C., according to WYFF.


Haley warned that Trump may have trouble winning over general election voters, though.

“If it comes down to Trump, we don’t know if he could win a general, and that’s a big concern,” said Haley, who has endorsed Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump MORE's GOP presidential bid.

Haley also downplayed Trump’s victory in Nevada’s caucuses.

“I think that, obviously, Mr. Trump has continued to do well, but Nevada wasn’t a test state,” she said. "It’s a small state with a caucus. It doesn’t count.

“I believe Rubio can overtake Trump. I think Rubio has really shown strong passion and fight but not only that, if you look at the crowds Rubio is getting, it’s young people, it’s old people, it’s all races and religions.”

Republican White House hopefuls are gearing up for Super Tuesday on March 1, when 12 states and U.S. territories will cast their votes in the biggest day yet of the GOP presidential primary.

Trump remains the party’s front-runner by nearly 13 points nationwide, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Haley endorsed Rubio on Feb. 17, three days before South Carolina's primary.

Trump won a resounding victory in the Palmetto State. Rubio finished third behind Trump and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOh, Canada: Should the US emulate Canada's National Health Service? Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott Trump says he'll sign order with 'road to citizenship' for DACA recipients MORE.