Haley: UN report on poverty in America is ‘patently ridiculous’

Haley: UN report on poverty in America is ‘patently ridiculous’
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[Ed. – She’s right.  The UN should be studying the causes of prosperity in America, because that’s what the rest of the world needs to get smart on.]

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that a UN report declaring that “contempt for the poor” is growing in America along with wealth inequality was “politically motivated” and “misleading.” …

In a letter to Sanders dated today, Haley told the senator that “poverty is an issue the Trump administration takes very seriously,” and “being able to provide for one’s self and family is empowering, both economically and spiritually.”

Haley said she was “deeply disappointed” in [UN official Philip] Alston’s report and branded it a waste of UN funds. “There is no question that poverty in America remains a serious concern, but it does no one any good to inaccurately describe its prevalence or its causes,” she wrote. “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America.”

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