Nikki Haley: ‘Patently Ridiculous’ for U.N. to Waste Time on U.S. Poverty Report

Breitbart | 6/22/2018 | Staff (Posted by) Level 3
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley rebuked socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for his support this week of a United Nations report that blames President Donald Trump for “killing the American Dream,” claiming his tax policies are a human rights concern.

A press release on the U.N. report, issued on June 1, states that Professor Philip Alston, a John Norton Pomeroy professor of law at New York University School of Law and co-chair of the law school’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, embarked upon a “fact-finding” mission in the United States and concluded that life in America was “cruel and inhuman” for many.

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“Contempt for the poor in the U.S. drives cruel policies,” the press release is entitled.

“For one of the world’s wealthiest countries to have 40 million people living in poverty and over five million living in ‘Third World’ conditions is cruel and inhuman,” Alston said in the press release.

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Alston claimed that some areas in Los Angeles “would not even meet the minimum standards the UN sets for Syrian refugee camps.”

“Contempt for the poor has intensified under the Trump Administration,” Alston said.

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Sanders wrote to Haley as part of his push for the Trump administration to have a plan to address poverty in the U.S. and using the report to bolster his cause. Haley responded in a letter highlighting the president’s accomplishments in growing the U.S. economy, which benefit all Americans.

In the letter, Haley said that President Trump takes the issue of poverty “very seriously.”

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“While there are many dimensions of poverty, the administration’s overreaching view is that the best way to help people get out of poverty is to help them get a job,” Haley wrote. “There is dignity in work and...
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