The left and their friends in the media thought they had a gotcha moment with Nikki Haley. They thought they had another scandal they could exploit for cheap political points.
So they went all in and printed the story and pushed it out via their social media accounts and the left shared it and the truth went straight into the trash.
Because it turns out to be the Obama administrations fault, they spent the money and the media blamed Haley?
Another BS double standard from a bunch of absolute hypocrites.
As reported by Fox News: Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is drawing criticism over curtains in her official residence costing nearly $53,000 — purchased amid deep budget cuts in the State Department. Trouble is, the purchase was approved in 2016, under the Obama administration.
The New York Times reported this week that $52,701 was spent last year on buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Haley’s New York City residence, for which rent is $58,000 a month.
But the paper didn’t mention until the sixth paragraph that Haley’s spokesman said the Trump administration had no input in the purchase decision.
Some online critics apparently missed that detail.
“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.?” Brett Bruen, a White House official in the Obama administration, told the Times.
“When @nikkihaley’s not busy rejecting the idea of universal human rights, she’s busy spending $52,701 of US tax payer money on curtains for her residence. Milk the people, screw the world. Fine priorities you got there,” Andrew Stroehlein, Human Rights Watch’s European Media Director, wrote in a tweet.
The curtain’s themselves reportedly cost nearly $30,000 but the hardware needed to operate them cost an additional $22,801. The curtains were installed last year.
Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration, defended the spending, saying the curtains will be used by future officials and cited security and entertainment purposes.
“All she’s got is a part-time maid, and the ability to open and close the curtains quickly is important,” Kennedy told the newspaper.