Former Trump United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley told ABC News on Tuesday morning that that she still disagreed with President Donald Trump's characterization of Charlottesville white nationalist protesters as "very fine people" -- but also chalked it up to a disagreement over "style."
In a book published last year, Haley admitted that she was "deeply disturbed" by Trump's claim that some "very fine people" marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, even though it had been explicitly organized and advertised as a white nationalist rally.
When asked whether she stood by those words on ABC's "Good Morning America," Haley said, "oh, of course," and added that "there have been times where the president and I don't necessarily agree on the style."
Many Twitter users, however, were appalled that Haley would claim that praising white nationalists was just a quirk of the president's communications style -- check out some reactions below.
@rickklein @GMA Style. Racism is a matter of style to her. Vile.— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin)1598354333.0
@rickklein @GMA So you’re cool with the racism if it’s more aesthetically pleasing?!?— fof38 (@fof38)1598354310.0
@rickklein @GMA She will never recover. She also decided dignity doesn't matter, so she cashed hers in for opportu… https://t.co/UuffoUTzgD— Janet Benbow (@Janet Benbow)1598354947.0
@rickklein @GMA Nikki Haley’s “Oh, of course” is an odd response to a dead woman’s murder in the rally. But this i… https://t.co/DmTq1mniH6— 🎄 Biden + U.S. = Back on track (@🎄 Biden + U.S. = Back on track)1598355870.0
@rickklein @GMA To .@NikkiHaley “Style” is praising neoNazis who march chanting “Jews will not replace us” Style.— Suzanne W- 😷🕎🎄🎄☃️❄️ GA Vote 💙 (@Suzanne W- 😷🕎🎄🎄☃️❄️ GA Vote 💙)1598355855.0
@rickklein @KFaulders @GMA Yes, condemning Nazis is just a style point.— Cassandra Curates Calamity (@Cassandra Curates Calamity)1598355100.0
Style. Racism has different styles. Hmmm. Maybe she got racism mixed up with hair. https://t.co/u0H0m1vOb8— Mitch Kosterman (@Mitch Kosterman)1598356100.0
Quiet Part Loud: The GOP are totally in agreement with Trump’s views on white supremacy, his sexist bigotry, his sh… https://t.co/CiFBJZewme— Ani Bundel (@Ani Bundel)1598355363.0
Being racist vs not racist is a stylistic difference, apparently. https://t.co/LYva1whMGP— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1598355312.0