Whoopi Goldberg Criticizes Nikki Haley's Presidential Campaign Announcement
Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the TV talk show "The View," has voiced her disapproval of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's announcement to run for president in the 2024 elections.
Haley's Campaign Video
Haley launched her presidential campaign on Tuesday and released a video that emphasized her gratitude for America, highlighting her parents' daily reminders of how fortunate they were to live in the country. In the video, Haley criticized those who labeled America's founding principles as "racist and evil," stating that the assertion couldn't be further from the truth.
Whoopi Goldberg's Reaction
During a segment on "The View," Goldberg played a series of clips from Haley's campaign ad and criticized the Republican candidate for not acknowledging America's imperfections. Goldberg also accused Haley of no longer being able to distinguish between right and wrong, stating that Haley had lost her mind by going in a new direction.
"So Nikki, you know, since you have been asleep all this time, and you just woke up, you're just finding out that there are things about our country that are not perfect," Goldberg said, appearing upset. "And for us to pretend that it is and that nothing happened is ridiculous. So you're not saying anything new. And you of all people should know better because you used to actually have some sanity and knew right from wrong. And then you lost your mind and went in some new direction. So don't do that."
In response to Goldberg's criticism, Haley took to social media and made light of the matter. She humorously commented on the effect that her candidacy had on liberals and expressed curiosity as to why the idea of her running for president caused their heads to explode.
"Here we go again with Whoopi. The thought of me running for President makes the liberals’ heads explode. I wonder why?" she wrote on Twitter.
Other Potential Republican Candidates
Haley is the second Republican to announce her candidacy for the 2024 presidential election, with former President Donald Trump being the first. Other rumored potential candidates include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.