'America is not a racist country': Nikki Haley warns nearly vacant CPAC room 'wokeness is a virus'

'America is not a racist country': Nikki Haley warns nearly vacant CPAC room 'wokeness is a virus'
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In a largely-empty room at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, now running against her former boss for the Republican presidential nomination, told base voters that Donald Trump lost the last election, and Republicans have lost the popular vote in the last seven out of eight presidential elections, America is not racist, and "wokeness is a virus" more dangerous than COVID.

Haley's campaign is built on numerous falsehoods she apparently believes will resonate enough with the base that Trump built that she can grab the nomination.

"America is not a racist country," she repeatedly insists, and did so again Friday afternoon, although there were not many in the room to hear her claim.

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"I'm running for president to stop America's downward spiral towards socialism, and end the self-loathing that has taken over our country. I'm running for president to renew an America that strong and proud, not weak and woke."

Haley, like most at CPAC, attacked transgender people, declaring, "We need our military to be stronger than ever. But what does Joe Biden have our troops doing? Taking gender pronoun classes. Now I'm the wife of a combat veteran, and that disgusts me. Our troops already know the difference between men and women. They also know that we need a different commander in chief."

"It's not just our military. On Biden and Harris' watch this woke self-loathing has swept our country," Haley claimed. "It's in the classroom. The board room and in the back rooms of government. We’re told our country is flawed, rotten, and full of hate. Joe and Kamala even say that America is racist. Wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic, hands down. I have traveled the world and back and I've seen what’s out there. America isn't perfect, but the principles at the heart of America are perfect, and take it from me, the first minority female governor in history, America is not a racist country."

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