Here’s what happened…
During a recent appearance on Fox News, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) fired back at CNN’s Brianna Keilar after Haley claimed that the United States wasn’t a racist country.
Keilar accused Haley, who is the child of two immigrant parents, of attempting to whitewash the United States.
Haley fired back at Keilar and claimed that the mainstream media cannot stand it when black or brown Republicans support the United States and don’t make everything about race.
Haley then said everyone is blessed to be in a free country like the United States. Haley then said that while the U.S. isn’t perfect, every day we strive to be better.
She then talked about her personal life and how she experienced the bad side of racism and how she and her family were also accepted for their differences.
In transcript provided by Breitbart, “Well, it sounds like I hit a nerve,” Haley said. “Secondly, it’s amazing to me how the liberal media can’t stand it when someone … black or brown happens to talk about the fact that America is the best country in the world — the fact we’re blessed to be free and blessed to live in America. I’m going to keep saying it. We should all talk about the blessings of America. We’re not a perfect country, but every day our focus is to make today better than yesterday, and that’s how I was raised. I was raised to have hope. I was raised that America did have challenges as we were going, but also was raised to live and see that me, a brown family in a small southern rural town, the people when they used to whisper about us or used to exclude us, I saw something very American happen because they started to smile at us. They started to talk to us, and they welcomed us in. And that’s the part of America that I was raised in.”
Haley then reminded CNN’s Keilar that the same people who were once wary of her race were also the same people who ended up electing her as the first female governor.