US not a racist country, Nikki Haley says
Describing herself as a proud daughter of Indian immigrants who wore a turban and a sari, top Republican politician Nikki Haley has narrated her story to the American voters, urging them to strongly reject the Democratic Party’s “fashionable” statement that “America is racist”.
The 48-year-old former US ambassador to the UN, Haley is the only Indian-American listed so far to be speaking at the Republican National Convention which on Thursday would formally re-nominate President Donald Trump as its candidate for the November 3 presidential election.
President Trump and Vice- President Mike Pence will be challenged by the Democractic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden and his Indian-American running mate Senator Kamala Harris.
Twice elected as the governor of South Carolina, Haley said, “In much of the Democratic Party, it’s now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country.”
“This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I was a brown girl in a black and white world,” she said on Monday at the mostly-virtual four-day convention during which she fully backed Trump.