WATCH: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gives Donald Trump a "tepid" semi-endorsement

"It's great to be in Cleveland," she said

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published July 21, 2016 12:42AM (EDT)
  (Reuters/Randall Hill)
(Reuters/Randall Hill)

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was asked by MSNBC whether she would officially endorse Donald Trump, to which she replied, "it's great to be in Cleveland."

The reporter followed up, asking whether "that was a no."

Haley replied that she "would not be there if I did not want to make sure that Hillary would not be the next president."

The reporter pressed again, asking if she "was going to vote for Donald Trump."

"Of course," she said, before turning away. The reporter characterized the endorsement as "tepid," which was a generous characterization.

Watch the entire exchange below via MSNBC.

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