(Headline USA) MSNBC pundit Wajahat Ali claimed during a racist screed that GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley uses her “brown skin to launder white supremacist talking points.”
“I see her and I feel sad because she uses her brown skin as a weapon against poor black folks and poor brown folks, and she uses her brown skin to launder white supremacist talking points,” Ali, a Daily Beast columnist, told MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan.
He went on to describe Haley as an “alpha Karen with brown skin” and the “perfect Manchurian candidate” for white supremacists.
“Instead of pulling us up from the bootstraps, and pulling others from the bootstrap, we’re told to take your boot and put it on the neck of poor browns, immigrants, refugees, and black folks,” Ali claimed, adding that he is “disgusted” by Haley.
Ali denied that his attacks on Haley were “racist,” suggesting in a follow-up statement that his critics are the real racists.
MAGA and right wing media is very offended by my critiques of Nikki Haley and her record. I'm apparently racist. Just a ton of outrage today from them.
But not a peep about Ann Coulter telling her to "go back" to her country last week.
So odd. Can't qwhite put my finger on it.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 20, 2023
Haley said in her campaign announcement video that she is proud of her Indian heritage. She also described growing up in a racially segregated town.
“I was the proud daughter of Indian immigrants — not black, not white. I was different,” she said. “My mom would always say, ‘Your job is not to focus on the differences but the similarities.’ My parents reminded me and my siblings every day how blessed we were to live in America.”
Ali isn’t the only leftist pundit who has insulted Haley since she launched her bid for the White House last week. CNN’s Don Lemon claimed during a segment that Haley is “not in her prime,” arguing that women are only in their “prime” when they are in their “20s, 30s, or 40s.”