This is such hypocrisy coming once again from the women on “The View.” Co-host Sunny Hostin just racially disparaged Republican Nikki Haley this week when she suggested that Haley intentionally hides her Indian heritage.
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin was leading a discussion about potential 2024 presidential candidates and said that she wants to see “new blood” in the GOP.
Some of the women press her on who in the Republican Party she believed was conservative enough to get the GOP nomination, but moderate enough to compete in the general election. She responded that Haley could.
Hostin cut loose, “Nikki Haley, the chameleon.”
“I think Nikki Haley was incredibly effective as the governor of South Carolina,” Griffin responded.
“What is her real name, again,” Hostin followed up.
“A lot of people don’t go by their actual name,” Griffin noted. “I don’t want to mispronounce it — it’s Indian.”
“I think if she leaned into being someone of color, this would be different,” Hostin shot back, suggesting Haley runs from her ethnic heritage.
Nikki Haley’s legal name is Nimrata, but she has gone by “Nikki” since she was young. Griffen defended her saying, “Nikki Haley has gone by ‘Nikki’ since she was a child — it’s documented. I wouldn’t be shocked that as an Indian woman growing up in South Carolina at that time, she actually did it to avoid prejudice.”
But Hostin wasn’t finished.
“There’s some of us that can be chameleons and decide not to embrace our ethnicity so that we can pass, so that we don’t have to worry —” Hostin said before co-host Sara Haines interjected.
Haines, in fact, exposed the hypocrisy of Hostin’s criticism, pointing out that Hostin also doesn’t use her legal first name: Asunción.
Hostin tried to defend her stupidity by saying that most of America was so undereducated that the couldn’t pronounce her real name.
Nikki Haley responded to this conversation with some finesse on Twitter:
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