Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased 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 RubioSenate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure Senators call for answers from US firm over reported use of forced Uyghur labor in China MORE (R-Fla.) and then endorsed Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' 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."