Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, is a friend, he said, adding that he 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 pair close friends.

Trump has already announced that he will run for the Oval Office again. Pompeo and Pence have suggested that they are considering campaigns of their own.

Haley said he was confident he could handle a potentially painful 2024 Republican primary.

«May the best woman win,» he said.