Nikki Haley To Trump: ‘Just Because You Disagree… Doesn’t Mean You’re Not A Friend’ [VIDEO]

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Nikki Haley says Donald Trump is her friend and “just because you disagree with someone, doesn’t mean you’re not a friend” and that she has disagreements with other presidential candidates who are friends but they “don’t throw stones.”

In an interview with ABC News Wednesday, Haley said, “What I say about my other friends who are running for president, they don’t throw stones. So what I would say to Mr. Trump is don’t take it personally. This is just something that we learned in South Carolina that I’m passing along. Take it if you want, take if you don’t but I think our country would be better if you take it.”

Haley called for the candidates to be “responsible with your words. This is a time where we’ve come from a president who has been very divisive across our country. We need to make sure that we stop that.”

Trump became part of the “angriest voices” when he “started saying ban all Muslims,” Haley said. Regarding allowing Syrian refugees into South Carolina, Haley said, “I said when when the FBI Director Comey told me that he had now way of knowing what their past was, we said, ‘Well we don’t want them, we can’t afford to take that risk.'”  (RELATED: Trump Calls For Moratorium On Muslims Entering United States)

Asked if [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] was one of the “angriest voices” Haley said, “You know, I haven’t heard Ted say anything in terms of the religion, if he did, I would say something about that. But I have disagreements with other presidential candidates.” (RELATED: Nikki Haley Takes Swipes At Obama, Trump In SOTU Response)

Haley said she has disagreements with Jeb Bush because he passed Common Core and [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] because he believes in amnesty for illegal immigrants.

“Tone matters, message matters, and responsibility matters and so I think as we go forward, I think we need to be responsible in our message if we truly want to get anything done,” Haley insisted.

“I consider Mr. Trump a friend. He was a supporter, he supported me in both campaigns. But just because you disagree with someone, doesn’t mean you’re not a friend. And that’s the thing, you shouldn’t take these things personally.” (RELATED: Trump Responds To Nikki Haley: ‘If I Weren’t Running, She’d Be In My Office Asking Me For Money’ [VIDEO])

The South Carolina governor indicated that she might endorse a presidential candidate before her state’s primary.


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