Fact Check: Nikki Haley's 2024 CNN Town Hall
GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley spoke at a CNN (Lean Left bias) Town Hall in Iowa on Sunday, prompting reactionary coverage across the spectrum.
“White Governor”: Right-rated sources highlighted a CNN panelist’s mislabeling of Haley’s race. Bakari Sellers criticized Haley’s handling of racial tensions as South Carolina governor in 2015, calling her a “white governor from the Deep South.” Anchor Kaitlan Collins, who hosted a previous CNN town hall with former President Donald Trump, corrected Sellers, noting, “She is the first woman of color that is running in this.” Haley is an American-born daughter of two Indian immigrants.
Fact Checking: CNN and FactCheck.org (Center bias) fact-checked some of Haley’s comments. The articles were very similar and hit on a few key points.
Crime: Haley said that crime was at “all-time highs.” CNN and FactCheck.org disputed the claim, saying crime was at its highest in the early 1990s, focusing on violent crime statistics. Both outlets acknowledged the historic murder rate uptick in 2020, but cited 1991 as the year it was the highest. CNN said there is no national crime data for 2022 or 2023 yet, and claimed 2021’s data is “flawed.”
Chinese Manufacturing: Haley said masks, COVID-19 tests, and “all those medicines” at “your local drugstore” are made in China, but CNN and FactCheck.org disputed the statement, citing the FDA’s claim that only 13% of active ingredients used in pharmaceutical drugs are made in China.
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From the LeftFact checking Nikki Haley’s CNN town hall in Iowa
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley participated in a CNN town hall in Iowa on Sunday. Though the former South Carolina governor correctly cited a variety of facts and figures, not everything she said was accurate.
Haley falsely claimed, as she has before, that crime is at an all-time high. While speaking about Covid-19, she falsely claimed that all medications on drugstore shelves are made in China. She also exaggerated the amount of unspent Covid-19 relief money.
Here is a fact check of those claims and several others made by the...
From the LeftFactChecking Haley’s CNN Town Hall
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley — a former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump’s administration — made a few false and misleading statements in a June 4 town hall on CNN:
Haley falsely said that crime as at “all-time highs.” The U.S. violent crime rate, and homicide rate specifically, peaked in 1991.
She said “all those medicines” at “your local drugstore” are made in China, but only a portion of foreign-made pharmaceutical ingredients are from China.
From the RightCNN’s Bakari Sellers calls Nikki Haley ‘white governor’ after town hall
A CNN political analyst falsely referred to Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley as “a white governor from the Deep South” Sunday night while criticizing her handling of racial tensions in South Carolina following the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church by a white supremacist.
“One of the major elements of the Nikki Haley story is Charleston,” Bakari Sellers, a former Democratic legislator from the Palmetto State, said following CNN’s town hall event with Haley.
“Nikki Haley did not take down the Confederate flag,” Sellers added, attacking...