The fake news New York Times strikes again. In an article that they had to seriously amend, the NYT attacked UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for wasting taxpayer money on expensive curtains and a lavish NYC apartment. The thing is, the curtains were ordered long before Haley took the position, when Obama was running the show. The same is true for the apartment, which was established as the UN Ambassador’s residence under the previous administration. For some reason, even after correcting the article, the NYT had no outrage for Obama wasting taxpayer money.
Here’s the headline that has liberals fuming: State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy
Get ready for the outrage:
The State Department spent $52,701 for customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in the new official residence of the ambassador to the United Nations.
The new curtains themselves cost $29,900, while the motors and hardware needed to open and close them automatically cost $22,801, according to the contracts. Installation took place from March to August of last year, during Ms. Haley’s tenure as ambassador.
$52,701 for curtains? And this was paid for with our money? Nikki Haley, and by extension Donald Trump, are worse than Hitler.
Things get more outrageous with the swanky apartment Haley is living in:
The residence is in a new building on First Avenue in Manhattan. For decades, American ambassadors to the U.N. lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
The full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet, was listed at $58,000 a month.
The current ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, is the first to live in the new residence, which has spectacular views.
Her apartment cost more than her drapes? Not only does that sound kind of dirty, this truly is outrageous. The problem is however, those curtains were ordered in 2016 when Obama was president and John Kerry was Secretary of State. The same is true for the decision to move the UN Ambassador’s residence from the Waldorf Astoria to the $58,000 a month penthouse.
At the top of the NYT’s sad attempt to smear Nikki Haley, this disclaimer now appears:
An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.
Not that’s what I call fair and impartial journalism. In the original article, the NYT pointed out how current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had cut the State Department’s spending and then gave Nikki Haley shit for wasting so much money on curtains and an apartment.
For some hilarious reason, the NYT left in this quote from a former Obama administration official:
“How can you, on the one hand, tell diplomats that basic needs cannot be met and, on the other hand, spend more than $50,000 on a customized curtain system for the ambassador to the U.N.?” asked Brett Bruen, a White House official in the Obama administration.
I don’t know, jackass. What don’t you go ask your former boss?
It can’t be a coincidence that all of the liberal media outlets are in a constant state of retracting bullshit attacks on Trump and his administration. One of the few things that didn’t happen during the Obama administration was wave after wave of fake news attacking the president.