Nikki Haley On Fox: US Has Never Been Racist
WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – Republican Nikki Haley, has said that the US has never been a “racist country” and their goal is to make sure that “today is better than yesterday,” Fox News reported.
Haley made the remarks in response to MSNBC Joy Reid’s statement on whether Haley could win the Republican Party nomination. Reid had accused Republicans of being an “anti-immigrant” party and that’s why she “can’t picture” Haley becoming the GOP nominee in 2024, Fox News reported.
In an interview with Fox News, Haley suggested Reid “lives in a different America than I do.” She said, “I mean, yes, I’m a brown girl who grew up in a small rural town in South Carolina who became the first female minority governor in history, who became a UN ambassador and who is now running for president. If that’s not the American dream, I don’t know what is.”
When asked by “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade if the Republican Party is racist, Nikki Haley said, “No we are not.” She further said, “We’re not a racist country. We’ve never been a racist country. Our goal is to make sure that today is better than yesterday. Are we perfect? No, but our goal is to always make sure we try and be more perfect every day that we can.”
Speaking about her experience growing up in the US, Haley said, “I know I faced racism when I was growing up, but I can tell you today is a lot better than it was then. Our goal is to lift everybody, not go and divide people into race gender or party, or anything else. We’ve had enough of that in America.”
“That’s why I’m so passionate about doing this. I don’t want my kids growing up where they’re sitting thinking that they’re disadvantaged because of color or gender. I want them to know that if they work hard, they can do and be anything they want to be in America,” she added.