Nikki Haley Responds to 'Sunny' Hostin After 'The View' Host Accused Her of Hiding Her Ethnicity

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Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley joined Fox News host Harris Faulkner on “The Faulkner Focus” to discuss the racist remarks spewed by “The View” co-host “Sunny” Hostin.


“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:

As my colleague Sister Toldjah reported, the topic began when former White House Director of Strategic Communications during the Trump administration, Alyssa Farah Griffin, said:


“I would love to see Nikki Haley … I think that Nikki Haley was an incredibly effective governor of South Carolina.”

Griffin could barely get a few words out before Hostin tried speaking over her and insulting Haley. Hostin said:

“What is her real name again? There is some of us that can be chameleons and decide not to embrace our ethnicity…”

She was then interrupted by another co-host, who said:

“Sunny, I don’t think that’s fair, you go by a different name.”

The left gets irritated when minorities have conservative values, vote for Republicans, and refuse to fall in line with the viewpoints touted by folks like Hostin. This is not the first time, and it likely will not be the last time, but people like Hostin and others must be called out because everybody should think for themselves; nobody should be forced to think the way others want them to.


Hostin later called California Governor Gavin Newsom “charismatic” and “smart,” … which tells you all you need to know about Hostin’s opinions.

The First Amendment exists for every American, not just those Hostin agrees with. It is important for society to be able to debate, discuss, and agree to disagree. But time after time, Hostin has disparaged those who disagree with her.



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