Nikki Haley takes on Donald Trump
Written by Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, 09/02/15
Donald Trump is driving the Republican Party into the abyss. Can Nikki Haley pull it back?
Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, talks of immigrants as rapists and women as bimbos and appeals to the angry white man. He invokes the “silent majority,” employs racial dog whistles and picks fights with everybody, but conspicuously with two well-known broadcasters, a Latino and a woman.
Then there is Haley, young and charismatic, often mentioned as a vice presidential prospect. The child of Indian immigrants, she is the first woman and the first member of a minority group to be governor of South Carolina. She responded admirably and forcefully to the police killing in her state of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, and she championed legislation to put cameras on police officers statewide — the first of its kind.