Haley: I’ll support Trump if he wins GOP nomination
© Getty Images

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is promising to back Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip 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 RubioHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks Senators introduce bipartisan bill to secure critical groups against hackers Hillicon Valley: Senators introduce bill to require some cyber incident reporting | UK citizen arrested in connection to 2020 Twitter hack | Officials warn of cyber vulnerabilities in water systems 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 CruzPoll: Trump leads 2024 GOP primary trailed by Pence, DeSantis US, Germany reach deal on controversial Russian pipeline State, Dems call out Cruz over holds ahead of key Russian talks MORE.