Nov 14, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Scoop: Nikki Haley and Jamie Dimon hold private convos on the economy

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been talking privately with GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley about the global economy, and believes she has the potential to bring the country together, a top banking source tells Axios.

Why it matters: Dimon's informal phone conversations are a vivid sign of the growing establishment enthusiasm for Haley, the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor.

The big picture: Haley's strong performance in debates has led many establishment figures to speculate that if only she could get past former President Trump for the nomination, she'd give President Biden a run for his money.

  • Dimon admires Haley's grasp of the economy, and her recognition of the role that business and government can play in driving growth by working together, the source said.
  • Haley's campaign didn't comment.

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