Nikki Haley is getting some Twitter non-love (never say “hate”) for her comments about Dylann Roof and the Confederate flag:
“Here is this guy that comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag,” she said. “And had just hijacked everything that people thought of—we don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. It’s a small minority; it’s always going to be there.”
“People saw it as service, and sacrifice, and heritage,” the ex-governor continued. “But once he did that, there was no way to overcome it. And the national media came in droves—they wanted to define what happened. They wanted it to make this about racism. They wanted to make it about gun control. They wanted to make it about the death penalty.”
Oh that nasty national media, trying to make an incident where a white shooter killed nine black parishioners at a church, and left behind two white supremacist manifestos, about race. And how the hell does a white supremacist hijack a symbol of white supremacy?
Haley’s comeback is that she signed a bill to remove the flag from the statehouse–in 2015. Sorry, when you’re a century and a half too late, you don’t get pity points.