Nikki Haley is making her views on racial issues in the U.S. known. The former U.N. Ambassador proclaims that the United States “is not a racist country.”
During the first night of the Republican National Convention, Haley spoke out on the controversial topic. “In much of the Democratic Party, it’s now fashionable to say that America is racist,” she said. “That is a lie. America is not a racist country.”
Haley, the 48-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, then drew on her own experiences as a person of color in the U.S. “I was a brown girl in a black and white world,” she said. “My mom built a successful business. My dad taught 30 years at a historically Black college. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor.”
Furthermore, the former governor addressed the “Black Lives Matter” movement. “And of course we value and respect every black life,” Haley said. “Black cops who have been shot in the line of duty, they matter. The black small business owners who watch their lives’ work go up in flames, they matter. The black kids that have been gunned down on the playground, their lives matter, too. And their lives are being ruined and stolen by the violence on our streets.”
Nikki Haley on Working as Ambassador to the U.N.
President Donald Trump tapped Haley to represent the United States as an ambassador to the United Nations in 2017. She praised the President for efforts to take on other countries such as Iran, China, and North Korea in addition to supporting allies such as Israel.
While speaking about the U.N., Haley says she regularly dealt with dictators wanting handouts from the U.S. She noted the difference in how she feels President Trump deals with other countries compared to how former President Barack Obama and Joe Biden did.
“Well, President Trump put an end to all that,” she said. “With his leadership, we did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America … and we stood against our enemies.”
The Republican Party officially nominated President Trump for a second term on Monday. He faces Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election.
[H/T Daily Mail]