Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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.
 
A senior Trump campaign source had told CNN on Wednesday that Haley, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanNot a pretty picture: Money laundering and America's art market Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire Senators holding behind-the-scenes talks on breaking coronavirus package stalemate MORE (R-Ohio) were the campaign's early favorites for VP.
 
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."