Nikki Haley on Thursday pushed back on criticism by CNN “New Day” anchor Brianna Keilar after the previous U.N. ambassador declared that the U.S. shouldn’t be a “racist” nation in a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library. During Wednesday morning’s “Roll the Tape” section, Keilar accused the previous governor of whitewashing the “ups and downs of the American experience with racism and the challenges still ahead, all apparently to appeal to the conservative base.” Haley mentioned on “The Faulkner Focus” the liberal media “can’t stand it” when minorities praise America.
NIKKI HALEY: Well, it appears like I hit a nerve. Secondly, it is superb to me how the liberal media cannot stand it when somebody Black or brown occurs to speak about the truth that America is the very best nation on the planet. The proven fact that we’re blessed to be free and blessed to stay in America. I’m going to maintain saying it. We ought to all speak concerning the blessings of America. We’re not an ideal nation, however day by day our focus is to make in the present day higher than yesterday. And that is how I used to be raised. I used to be raised to have hope.
I used to be raised in America, did have challenges as we had been going, however I additionally was raised to stay and see that me, a brown household in a small southern rural city, the people when they used to whisper about us are used to exclude us. I noticed one thing very American occur as a result of they began to smile at us. They began to speak to us and so they welcomed us in. And that is the a part of America that I used to be raised in, and that is the a part of America I’m pleased with. And that very same state elected me as the primary feminine and first minority governor. And you’ll be able to’t say that we’re a racist nation. You simply cannot and so they cannot stand it when a brown Republican says that.
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