Nikki Haley Criticizes U.N. Report Examining Poverty In U.S.

Fox News: Nikki Haley blasts U.N. report on poverty in America as ‘misleading and politically motivated’
“A United Nations report criticizing the U.S. government on poverty in America is ‘misleading and politically motivated,’ according to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley…” (Edson, 6/21).

The Guardian: Nikki Haley attacks damning U.N. report on U.S. poverty under Trump
“…Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, said she was ‘deeply disappointed’ that the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, had ‘categorically misstated the progress the United States has made in addressing poverty … in [his] biased reporting.’ She added that in her view that ‘it is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’ — which prompted puzzlement as Alston carried out his investigation at the formal invitation of the Trump administration…” (Pilkington, 6/21).

Los Angeles Times: Nikki Haley calls U.N. report on poverty in U.S. ‘misleading and politically motivated’
“…Alston was scheduled to present his report Thursday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Shortly before it was set to begin, he tweeted that the event was postponed until Friday. On Twitter, he said he looked forward to responding in the Human Rights Council. ‘Too bad the U.S. won’t be there,’ he added…” (Jarvie, 6/21).

Washington Post: Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’
“…Haley criticized the report for critiquing the United States’ treatment of its poor, arguing that the United Nations should instead focus on poverty in developing countries such as Burundi and Congo Republic. The U.N. report also faulted the Trump administration for pursuing policies it said would exacerbate U.S. poverty. … [Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)], who initially asked Haley for comment on the U.N. report, asked Haley to respond to statistics showing more than 30 million Americans lack health insurance, more than half of older workers have no retirements savings and 140 million Americans struggle to meet basic living expenses…” (Stein, 6/21).