It seems MSNBC’s Joy Reid ruffled some feathers over on the Fox not-news propaganda channel with some comments she made last night. While discussing Haley’s third place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Reid said this about why she lost:
During MSNBC’s live coverage of the caucuses, Reid spoke with her network colleagues about Haley’s chances going forward, and she doubted Haley’s ability to succeed by blaming bigotry within the GOP.
It’s the elephant in the room. She’s still a brown lady that’s got to try to win in a party that is deeply anti-immigrant, and which accepts the notion you can say immigrants are poisoning the blood of our country. She’s getting birthered by Donald Trump, and I don’t care how much the donor class likes her — which will ramp up a lot the better she does in New Hampshire — it’s still a challenge.
I don’t see how she becomes the nominee of that party with Donald Trump still around. I can’t picture it happening. Maybe it could happen. Ron DeSantis’ only argument for staying in it is he’s the white guy, that he can still make the appeal to white evangelicals.
Haley was asked about Reid’s remarks on this Tuesday’s Fox & Friends, and had this ridiculous response:
Haley was asked to respond to Reid’s comment. The progressive host, Haley said, “lives in a different America than I do.”
“I am a brown girl that grew up in South Carolina who became the first female minority governor in history, who became a UN ambassador and is now running for president,” she added. “If that’s not the American dream, I don’t know what is.”
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade then wondered aloud whether Haley believes the GOP is a “racist party,” leading Haley not to only defend Republicans but also the history of the United States.
“No! We’re not a racist country, Brian! We’ve never been a racist country,” the presidential hopeful exclaimed. “Our goal is to make sure we are better than yesterday.” […]
Moments after saying America was never racist, Haley lamented that she “faced racism growing up” in the Deep South and said “today is better than it was then,” seemingly contradicting her own assertions about the country’s racial history.
Haley concluded the interview by saying her “goal is to lift up everybody, not divide on race, gender or party,” adding that other countries around the globe envy U.S. “freedom of speech and religion” and Americans’ ability to “be anything we want to be without government getting in the way.”
So she couldn’t even finish her own remarks to Kilmeade without contradicting herself. This is what it sounds like when you’re twisting yourself in knots trying to pander to white supremacists.