Her selection as vice presidential nominee also amounts to a proxy war in the equally ferocious intra-party clash over foreign policy. And namely whether Trump should cede any by offering concessions to the GOP traditionalists he’s poised to vanquish yet again. To the old hands in Trump’s orbit, elevating Haley would be an even more significant blow than the Mike Pence pick in 2016. “I think he would pick her if he thought it would help him win,” Graham told me. The loyalty part will hurt the chances of some of those who opposed Trump in the primary — Iowa Gov.