Ex-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Olympic skier Eileen Gu: ‘You’re either American or you’re Chinese’
- Nikki Haley, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has slammed American-born skier Eileen Gu for representing China at the Beijing Olympics.
- “In terms of the citizenship, look, China or the U.S.? You have got to pick a side. Period,” Haley said in an interview with Real Clear Politics.
- Gu has been facing public scrutiny over her citizenship status in China and the U.S. while avoiding questions regarding her nationality.
- While China does not recognize dual-citizenship, many have speculated that the athlete is receiving special treatment.
- “My hope and prayer is that Americans realize that China is the one that gave us COVID,” Haley added. “At some point, we need to understand it is time to move on from China.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley criticized American-born skier Eileen Gu for her decision to represent China at the Beijing Olympics.
Haley, who is of Indian descent and previously served as the first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, accused the 18-year-old Olympic medalist, whose mother is Chinese, of “standing for human rights abuses” in an interview with RealClearPolitics.