Nikki Haley dismisses Pompeo’s VP claims as ‘lies and gossip’

Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, is a friend, she said, adding that she never discussed the vice presidency with anyone in the administration.

Haley also teased a presidential run during the interview.

“I think we need a young generation to come in, step up and really start fixing things,” said Haley, who turns 51 on Friday. “Can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader.”

Haley said she would “expect” Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to support the former president, but said she considered the couple close friends.

Trump has already announced he’s running for the Oval Office again. Pompeo and Pence have both suggested they’re considering campaigns of their own.

Haley said she was confident she could handle a potentially bruising 2024 Republican primary.

“May the best woman win,” she said.