"South Carolina made history this year by passing education reform. We will no longer educate children based on where they are born," she wrote.
But Haley's message took on an entirely different meaning when she tweeted the Instagram post, and it became subject to Twitter's 140-character limit.
The unlucky tweet was eventually deleted, but not before Twitter users spotted the slip up.
Epic (but highly humorous) twitter fail by Nikki Haley. pic.twitter.com/85JqhPPxLe— Michael Li (@mcpli) June 9, 2014