Doesn’t it sometimes seem like The View is a competition for the hosts to see who can be the most obnoxious?
This week, Sunny Hostin made some very snobbish and frankly, racist comments about former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
She criticized her for going by the name ‘Nikki’ but it is her real middle name. Sunny is not Sunny Hostin’s real name, either.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Liberal Host Sunny Hostin (Real Name Asunción) Smears Nikki Haley (Real Name Nikki) as Racial ‘Chameleon’
Asunción “Sunny” Hostin on Tuesday smeared former governor Nikki Haley (R., S.C.) as a racial “chameleon,” suggesting the GOP politician changed her name because she was ashamed of her Indian heritage. “What is her real name, again?” the liberal cohost of The View snarked when colleague Alyssa Farah Griffin suggested Haley was a strong presidential contender in 2024.
Haley, who made history as the first female Asian American governor and the first Indian American to ever serve in a presidential cabinet as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was born Nimarata Nikki Randhawa and changed her surname after marrying Michael Haley in 1996. Hostin, by contrast, is a former commentator on Court TV. She was born Asunción Cummings and married Emmanuel Hostin in 1998. Nevertheless, the liberal journalist persisted in attacking Haley as a traitor to her race. “I think if she leaned into being someone of color, it would be different,” Hostin said.
The former governor fired back at the racially charged rant. “Thanks for your concern @Sunny,” Haley wrote on Twitter. “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. What’s sad is the left’s hypocrisy towards conservative minorities. By the way, last I checked Sunny isn’t your birth name…”
Here’s the video:
But wait, there's more! Later, Sara Haines & Alyssa Farah Griffin called Sunny out for her racist smear on Nikki Haley, noting Sunny isn't her real name (as it's actually Asunción Cummings).
Sunny says it's b/c people are too stupid to pronounce it. pic.twitter.com/zJouJT2Ozk
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 20, 2022
Sunny is literally the worst person on network television. And she doesn’t even realize she totally threw Whoopi under the bus…her real name is Caryn Johnson. https://t.co/NJwGBc6r4w
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) September 20, 2022
Nikki Haley responded on Twitter:
Thanks for your concern @Sunny. 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.
What's sad is the left's hypocrisy towards conservative minorities.
By the way, last I checked Sunny isn't your birth name… pic.twitter.com/NI3KZXjD6F
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) September 20, 2022
Haley has way more class than Hostin.