Who's Gonna Tell Her? Nikki Haley Says America Has Never Been a Racist Country

The Republican presidential nominee believes that America has a clean slate on matters of race.

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is desperately in need of a history lesson.

The Hill that Haley said on Tuesday (Jan.16) that she would not have any issues with being the first GOP presidential nominee as a woman of color because America has never been a “racist” country,

Haley made the remarks during an appearance on  “Fox & Friends,” when co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Haley if she believed that the Republican party was racist.

“No. We’re not a racist country, Brian.  We’ve never been a racist country,” Haley said.

“Our goal is to make sure that today is better than yesterday,” Haley continued. “Are we perfect?  No. But our goal is to always make sure we try and be more perfect every day that we can.”

As “a brown girl that grew up in a small rural town in South Carolina,” Haley recalled experiencing racism as a child but would never want to raise her children “to think they’re disadvantaged.”

“I know, I faced racism when I was growing up. But I can tell you, today is a lot better than it was then,” Haley explained. “Our goal is to lift up everybody. Not go and divide people on race or gender or party or anything else. We’ve had enough of that in America.”

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“I don’t want my kids growing up where they’re sitting there thinking that they’re disadvantaged because of a color or a gender,” she added. “I want them to know that if they work hard, they can do and be anything they want to be in America.”

Haley’s remarks are in line with many conservatives across the country who are seeking to end Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs and have enacted policies to remove the teaching of Black history in public schools.

Whether it’s racism or not, Haley’s campaign for president is lagging behind her competitors. During the Iowa Caucus races, former President Donald Trump won convincingly with 20 delegates. Gov. Ron DeSantis came in second with 9 delegates and Haley finished in third with 8 delegates

After a disappointing showing, Haley vowed to have a stronger performance in the New Hampshire caucus during an interview on “CBS Mornings.”

'We've been here for 11 months now campaigning, doing it the New Hampshire way, making sure that we answer every question, touch every hand, and be the last person to leave," she told "CBS Mornings." "We're going to book it this entire week to continue doing what we've done for 11 months, and it's paid off. We're a stone's throw away from Trump, and it's why I think we're going to be even stronger in New Hampshire."

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