‘Sunny Isn’t Your Birth Name’: Nikki Haley Fires Back At ‘The View’ For Calling Her An Ethnic ‘Chameleon’ | Eastern North Carolina Now | Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) fired back at “The View” host Sunny Hostin for saying on Tuesday’s broadcast that she was an ethnic “chameleon.”

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    Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) fired back at "The View" host Sunny Hostin for saying on Tuesday's broadcast that she was an ethnic "chameleon."

    Hostin accused Haley, who also served under former President Donald Trump as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, of shedding her more ethnic-sounding given name - Nimarata - in an effort to "pass" and be more marketable in Republican politics.

    But Haley, who has gone by her middle name "Nikki" since she was a child, quickly pointed out that Hostin had also chosen to publicly go by a name other than the first name she was given.

    "Thanks for your concern @Sunny," Haley tweeted after the broadcast. "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."

    Haley then turned the issue back onto Hostin, pointing to the ABC host's hypocrisy on the subject and adding, "By the way, last I checked Sunny isn't your birth name ..."

    Ken Farnaso, Haley's spokesman, jumped into the conversation as well and added, "Are we really going to play this [trash] game, @Sunny? Nikki is an Indian name that means 'little one.' It's @NikkiHaley's middle name on her birth certificate. You should know better than this - you don't even go by your first name."

    Hostin, who was born Asunción Cummings, has gone by the nickname "Sunny" for years - a fact that was not even lost on her "The View" co-hosts when she began attacking Haley during Tuesday's broadcast.

    "There's some of us that can be chameleons," Hostin said, referring to Haley. "And decide not to embrace our ethnicity so that we can pass -"

    "Sunny, you go by a different name!" co-host Sara Haines interrupted.

    Hostin immediately pivoted to defend herself. She insisted that her situation was different and that she had only changed her name because most Americans were too stupid or poorly educated to properly pronounce her given name.

    "Because most Americans can't pronounce Asunción," she said. "Because of the under-education in our country."
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