Nikki Haley calls out “racist” “Sunny Hostin” on Fox News, “Sunny is not her name. Nikki is my name. It is on my birth certificate.”
She says ABC News will not punish “Sunny” because “they let liberals say that about conservative Republican minorities all the time.” pic.twitter.com/UFuFs2RnwX
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) September 21, 2022
“Sunny” Hostin accused Haley of trying to hide her Indian heritage. “The View” panelists were speaking about a potential 2024 White House race.
Haley responded to Hostin’s racist claim:
“It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last time that the hosts of ‘The View’ come after me or that liberals come after me in … whatever way. They can’t stand the fact that a minority female would be a conservative Republican.”
“You’re not going to see her fired from that show. We’re not even going to see an apology from that show because they let liberals say that about conservative Republican minorities all the time, but yet nothing is done. Had this been said about a Democrat, all hell would have broken loose.”
Haley pointed out that Hostin’s name is not “Sunny,” while Nikki is, in fact, the name on her own birth certificate. She said:
“Sunny is not her name. Nikki is my name. It is on my birth certificate. It is an Indian name, and I embrace my Indian heritage. I have written two books that describe the struggles that my family had, what it was like growing up.”
Haley concluded by saying:
“When they go after something like your name or your looks, they don’t have anything else that shows your winning, and I’ll take that win all day long.”
Haley tweeted about Hostin’s comments shortly after:
Thanks for your concern @Sunny. It's racist of you to judge my name.
Nikki is an Indian name and is on my birth certificate—and I'm proud of that.
What's sad is the left's hypocrisy towards conservative minorities.
By the way, last I checked Sunny isn't your birth name… pic.twitter.com/NI3KZXjD6F
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) September 20, 2022