Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has branded The View’s Sunny Hostin as a ‘racist’ after the liberal co-host slammed her for not using her Indian first name.
Sunny Hostin attacked Haley on Tuesday’s episode of the talk show, branding her a ‘chameleon’ as she insinuated the former ambassador does not use her given name, Nimrata, in an effort to appeal to Republican voters.
She was soon branded a ‘racist’ on Twitter, with many noting that Nikki is Haley’s middle name — and Hostin does not use her given first name, either.
By the afternoon, Haley, herself, decided to speak up on the matter.
‘Thanks for your concern @Sunny,’ the former South Carolina governor tweeted, claiming: ‘It’s racist of you to judge my name.
‘Nikki is an Indian name and is on my birth certificate — and I’m proud of that,’ she wrote. ‘What’s sad is the left’s hypocrisy towards conservative minorities.’
‘By the way, last I checked Sunny isn’t your birth name…,’ Haley added in her tweet to Hostin, whose…