LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Donna Dewitt is defending a Nikki Haley piñata video posted on YouTube this week. A Nikki Haley piñata beating by Donna Dewitt, the president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, prompted debated yesterday. But Dewitt is defending the video and her piñata beating.
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley initially responded to the piñata video but posting it to her Facebook page yesterday. She wrote “Wow. I wonder if the unions think this kind of thing will make people take them seriously. Check this out.”
Today, Haley was done discussing the piñata on Facebook. Instead she told news “Starting the morning with another great announcement! Federal-Mogul Friction Products are investing $7 mill to expand their operations in Orangeburg creating 40 additional new jobs!”
But the debate hasn’t ended. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey tells the Huffington Post “There is no place for that in civil public discourse, and that video no more represents the people of South Carolina than union bosses represent our workers.”
Dewitt disagreed “It was all fun and games, and there was certainly no ill intent. Guys who know me know we’ve had to fight the governor and her comments on unions. She’s been taking whacks at us for a couple of years.”