Nikki Haley 'Beautiful' Remark Slammed by Top Woman in House

  • Nikki Haley 'Beautiful' Remark Slammed by Top Woman in House

Nikki Haley 'Beautiful' Remark Slammed by Top Woman in House

In a saner political climate, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to President Obama's final State of the Union address last night would have been taken for what it was: a reasonable, mercifully brief address that wisely gestured toward cool heads and the country's growing immigrant population and indicated an evolving, welcoming national Republican Party.

Delivering the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday, Haley, like the president, never mentioned Donald Trump's name.

Haley, a two-term governor in her mid-Atlantic coastal state, called for a more inclusive Republican party, saying it "must resist the temptation" to "follow the siren call of the angriest voices".

He also used the occasion to hit out at Republican presidential candidates like Mr Trump, who has proposed to temporarily bar all Muslims from travelling to the US.

Trump said, "I mean, she comes up to my office when she wants campaign contributions and I've given her tremendous contributions over the years". "I am angry. I'm angry, and a lot of other people are angry too at how incompetently our country is being run". "I think we're seeing it across the country".

Earnest said the White House still won't agree with Haley on all issues, but added "her willingness to stand up for some important principles was noted and it took courage, and for that she deserves credit".

In an apparent reference to Donald Trump Haley, Haley said, "Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference".

The first Republican presidential debate of 2016 kicked off in North Charleston on Thursday.

Even after listening to Haley's remarks in context - they were prompted by a question from a reporter - they suggest a fundamental misunderstanding of some of the bedrocks of American history and raises the question: Why didn't anyone call her out on this one? And Nikki Haley's going on and on about immigrants, and we need more immigrants, and anyone who's willing to work should be allowed to emigrate here.

A new NBC/WSJ poll has Trump leading nationally, earning 33 percent, or one in three Republican votes.

The same can be said, to some extent, about those who represent us in Nashville. But her point is well-taken: Haley, the American born daughter of Indian immigrant parents, doesn't jibe with the white supremacy that's revealed itself in the heart of the GOP base.

Outspoken commentator Ann Coulter tweeted, "Trump should deport Nikki Haley". But in her case, as in Obama's, it was perfectly clear that Trump and his noxious brand of nativism were principal targets. "There are those angry voices I'm talking about".

To be sure, both SC and the United States as a whole have made progress, climbing upward from these tainted beginnings to build a great country.

Let's hope that through all such noise and fury, Haley's message was heard among Republicans on the hustings, who at Trump's impetus have made this primary season the ugliest in memory. What exactly do you mean by that? But, that said, you get the drift here.

HH: That...and she also said today she is against illegal immigration. He spoke highly of her vision for the Republican party saying, "She has turned conservative principles into real solutions in SC".