Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., came to the defense of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and slammed a New York Times report detailing a $52,000 expenditure to upgrade curtains at her New York residence.
Rubio was critical of the newspaper’s headline on the story. The Hill noted it originally read: “Nikki Haley’s View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.” It has since been changed to: "State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.”
Rubio tweeted on Friday: “Want an example of subtle ways media pushes their bias? See this completely false & misleading headline about @nikkihaley. They are not “her curtains” & buried deep in story is the fact that this purchase was made under Obama administration.”
The purchase included customized and mechanized curtains. But a spokesman for Haley told the Times the curtains were made in 2016 during the Obama administration.
Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.
They were installed last year and paid for by the State Department.
Published at Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:47:35 +0000