Nikki Haley fires back after Sunny Hostin accused her of hiding her ethnicity: ‘I embrace my Indian heritage’

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Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley hit back at “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin on Wednesday, who accused her of hiding her Indian heritage by using “Nikki” as her first name.

Haley joined “The Faulkner Focus” to discuss her response to the racially-charged comments, citing the left’s double standard when it comes to how the show is likely to handle the controversy.

“It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last time the hosts of ‘The View’ come after me or liberals come after me in any way,” Haley told host Harris. Faulkner. “They can’t stand a female minority being a conservative Republican.”

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Hostin suggested that the former diplomat was self-conscious about her Indian ethnicity, so she changed her name, although “Nikki” is her middle name, and she has been doing it since childhood.

But even her co-hosts disagreed with the sentiment, as did conservatives on Twitter who accused Hostin of being biased.

Nikki Haley, former two-term governor of South Carolina who served as US ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration, delivers a speech.
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“Sunny isn’t her name,” Haley said. “Nikki is my name. It’s on my birth certificate. It’s an Indian name and I embrace my Indian heritage. I’ve written two books describing the struggles my family had, what it was like growing up.”

Haley doubted ABC would face any punishment for Hostin’s comments.

“You won’t see her fired from that show,” she continued. “We’re not even going to see an apology from that show because they always let liberals say that about conservative Republican minorities, yet nothing gets done. If this had been said about a Democrat, all hell would have broken loose.”

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Hostin’s comments come after co-host Alyssa Farah suggested Haley would be a good contender for the 2024 presidential election.

Hostin then intervened, calling her a “chameleon” and accusing her of using a different name to hide her parentage.

“If they’re chasing something like your name or your looks, they’ve got nothing else to show you win, and I’ll take that win all day,” Haley said.

Fox News Digital contacted ABC about the comment and received no response.

Gabriel Hays of Fox News contributed to this report.