Indian-beginning American government official Nikki Haley has hit out at “The View” co-have Bright Hostin for her supposed bigoted remarks. During a new episode of the show, Hostin marked Haley a “chameleon” for not utilizing her Indian name, Nimrata. Hostin let her other co-has know that Haley obviously did it to assuage conservative electors.
“There are a few of us that can be chameleons and choose not to embrace our nationality so we can pass… ,” Hostin said on air before she was cut by her co-has, Sara Haines, who said, “I don’t feel that is fair, you go by an alternate name.” Hostin with a fast rejoinder said that it was on the grounds that most Americans couldn’t spell Asuncion, her unique name.
Hostin’s comments expectedly did not go down well with Haley who slammed called the TV host a “racist”. Posting a clip of Hostin’s comments on Twitter, Haley said that Nikki was also an Indian name and that she was proud of it.
“Gratitude for your anxiety, Radiant. It’s bigoted of you to pass judgment on my name. Nikki is an Indian name and is on my introduction to the world declaration — and I’m glad for that. What’s miserable is the left’s deception towards moderate minorities. Coincidentally, last I checked Radiant isn’t your original name,” she tweeted.
Virtual entertainment clients shared their interpretation of the episode. While some showed up to openly endorse Nikki Haley, there were numerous other people who called her a deceiver for her political inclining toward previous President Donald Trump and his supposed racial oppressor strategies.
Nikki Haley, born as Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to Punjabi Sikh immigrant parents in the US, served as the first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. She adopted her present name after her marriage to Michael Haley in 1996. Nikki Haley was also the first Indian American to hold a federal cabinet-rank position after being named as the US ambassador to the United Nations.