Sunny Hostin, host of 'The View,' is accused of being a racial person.
Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and current ambassador, took notice of the ABC chat show on Tuesday after host Sunny Hostin asked about Haley's first name since she was a child.
Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, a Republican politician born in India, served as governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, before being appointed ambassador to the United Nations by President Donald Trump. On Tuesday's episode of "The View," she was mentioned as co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin who was discussing Republican presidential candidacy prospects in 2024.
"What is her real name again?" Hostin asked, adding that in her opinion Haley might be a more "authentic" candidate if she "lean into" her ancestral roots.
Nikki Haley has been adopted by her since she was a kid. It's documented in high school. I'd be surprised if somebody, an Indian woman growing up in South Carolina at that time, did this to avoid prejudice,” according to Farah Griffin.
“There are individuals who can be chameleons and decide not to accept our ethnicity in order to pass,” Hostin said in a reply.
Sara Haines, a concerned lady, said at this point, "I don't think that's fair, you go by a different name!"
Hostin, who was born Asunción Cummings, agreed with that assessment, saying, "That's because most Americans can't pronounce Asunción because of the under-education in our society."
“I’m just going to kill this conversation.” says a second co-host (whose given name was Caryn Elaine Johnson) of the show.
The damage, however, had already been done. Haley learned of the incident and responded gritfully on Twitter:
"I'm sorry you judged my name," she wrote. "I'm proud of that. What's disappointing is the left's hypocrisy toward conservative minorities.
“What is her real name again?” is a reasonable interpretation.