Trump rules out Haley joining 2020 ticket

Trump rules out Haley joining 2020 ticket
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of former U.N. ambassador Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: Top Trump aides tried to get me to undermine him Former UN ambassador predicts Trump won't be impeached Top Democrat: Getting Trump off the ballot wouldn't benefit party MORE joining his 2020 reelection ticket, saying he will stick with Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceGiuliani associate says he sought to pressure Ukraine to investigate Bidens Key impeachment witnesses to know as public hearings begin Overnight Defense: Pentagon says Syrian oil revenue going to Kurdish forces | GOP chair accuses Dems of using Space Force as leverage in wall fight | Dems drop plans to seek Bolton testimony MORE as his running mate.

“I love Nikki. She’s endorsed me. She’s my friend. She’s a part of my campaign. But Mike has been a great vice president. He’s a hundred percent,” Trump said during a phone interview with Fox Business Network.

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The president said there are other roles for Haley to play on his campaign and beyond, saying, “There’s places for Nikki and Nikki’s future is good.”

Trump was asked about a Wall Street Journal column arguing Trump should swap Pence for Haley because she may help the president win over more female voters.

But the president reiterated that “Mike Pence is the person, a hundred percent,” saying “we won together” and citing his strong appeal to evangelical Christian voters.

“You can't break up a team like that ... And we get along well together,” Trump said.

Trump’s latest comments came after he told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that Pence is staying on the ticket “100 percent.” But he did not address the possibility of Haley in part because the column ran after the interview was recorded.

Updated at 9:31 a.m.