It really isn't clear if this was supposed to be a joke. In an interview with Time South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, an American Indian, was asked if she would give "a slightly bigger tip" to Sikh cab drivers in New York City.
"In New York City, which you're visiting for a couple of days, a lot of our taxi drivers are Sikhs. If you get one, are you going to give them a slightly bigger tip?" she was asked. Haley, 40, was raised as a Sikh but says she converted to Christianity in her mid 20s.
With an eye roll and a laugh for good sport Haley said, "I give the same tip to everyone."
To be fair, the woman asking the questions is British. And you know how they are.