“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin racially disparaged Republican Nikki Haley on Tuesday, suggesting that Haley is intentionally hiding her Indian heritage.
While discussing potential presidential nominees for 2024, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said she wanted to see “new blood” in the Republican Party.
When asked which Republicans are conservative enough to secure the Republican nomination but moderate enough to run in the general election, Griffin suggested Haley as one such person.
“Nikki Haley the chameleon,” interrupted Hostin.
“I think Nikki Haley was incredibly effective as South Carolina governor,” Griffin replied.
“What’s her real name again,” Hostin added.
“A lot of people don’t go by their real names,” Griffin noted. “I don’t want to mispronounce it – it’s Indian.”
“I think if she tended to be someone of color, that would be different,” Hostin shot back, suggesting Haley is running away from her ethnic heritage.
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Griffin later defended Haley – real name Nimrata Nikki Haley – by noticing it correctly Haley has been called “Nikki” since she was a child.
“Nikki Haley has been called ‘Nikki’ since she was a child — it’s documented,” Griffin pointed out. “I wouldn’t be shocked that as an Indian growing up in South Carolina at the time, she actually did it to avoid prejudice.”
But Hostin only doubled.
“There are some of us who can be chameleons and choose not to take on our ethnicity so we can pass, so we don’t have to worry —” Hostin said, before co-host Sara Haines interjected.
In fact, Haines debunked the hypocrisy of Hostin’s criticism, pointing out that Hostin also doesn’t use her legal first name: Asunción.
Cornered by that inconvenient fact, Hostin then apologized for the very thing she criticized Haley for, claiming most Americans can’t pronounce her Hispanic name correctly.
“Most Americans can’t pronounce ‘Asunción’ because of the under-literacy in our country,” Hostin claimed.
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How did Haley react?
The former United Nations Ambassador called Hostin “racist” for her derogatory comments – and highlighted the double standards Hostin applied.
“Thanks for your concern, @Sunny. It’s racist of you to judge my name. Nikki is an Indian name and it’s on my birth certificate – and I’m proud of that,” said Haley. “Sad is the hypocrisy of the left towards conservative minorities.
“By the way, the last time I checked, Sunny isn’t your birth name…” she pointed out.
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