Speaking to a small crowd at CPAC, Republican White House hopeful (giggle, giggle) Nikki Haley declared that “wokeness” is more dangerous than the pandemic that killed over a million Americans.
Nikki Haley: “Wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic, hands down” pic.twitter.com/YPRrxQ4P6a
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 3, 2023
“The only competition Democrats want, is the one on who’s most triggered. We need families who are thriving and confident. But liberals have given them the highest inflation in 40 years and the lowest confidence in history.
“And we need our military to be stronger than ever. But what does Joe Biden have our troops doing? Taking gender pronoun classes. On Biden and Harris’s watch, this woke self-loathing has swept our country.
“It’s in the classroom, the boardroom, and the backrooms of government. We’re told our country is flawed, rotten, and full of hate. Joe and Kamala even say that America’s racist.
“Wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic – hands down.”
Mind you, this is the same event where Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the straw poll for the GOP presidential nomination for three straight years (2013, 2014, 2015). And then we know what happened in 2016…
Haley isn’t the only right-wing exaggerator at CPAC. Check out Daniel Dale’s fact-check below of 13 false claims made in the last two days at the conservative carnival.
Nikki Haley just said that “wokeness is more dangerous than any pandemic.”
Since 2020, wokeness has killed 0 people, while COVID-19 has killed over 1 million people in the United States.
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) March 3, 2023
I missed the part where “wokeness” killed over a million people in the US and millions of others world wide.
Nikki Haley and these so-called moderate Republicans are just as awful as their far-right cousins. https://t.co/D3oehGxBhc
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) March 3, 2023
Here is a fact check of 13 false claims from the last two days of CPAC.
Featuring Steve Bannon, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, Reps. Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ralph Norman, Scott Perry and Kat Cammack, and others. https://t.co/6WqtFQAAbR
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 4, 2023