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$52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
That is outrageous. All the people in the Trump administration are corrupt beyond belief. They may or may not be interested in destroying the environment or the world's perception of the U.S It could just be them being selfish with a total disregard for what other, reasonable people think.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/politics/nikki-haley-curtains.html

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State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring.

The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, and Ms. Haley is the first ambassador to live in it. For decades, her predecessors lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. But after the hotel was purchased by a Chinese insurance company with a murky ownership structure, the State Department decided in 2016 to find a new home for its top New York diplomat because of security concerns.

The government leased the apartment, just blocks from the delegation’s offices, with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration. 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.

A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.

While ambassadors around the world are given residences, there are only two such residences in the United States — one for Ms. Haley and the other for her deputy.

Ms. Haley’s residence is particularly grand since it is used for official entertaining. But her deputy’s is also very nice, having served as the location for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s intimate steak dinner in May with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s top nuclear weapons negotiator. During the dinner, Mr. Pompeo used its sweeping views to point out various features of New York City’s skyline to the senior official from the world’s most reclusive country.

Or, it could be things that were set in motion by the previous administration well before Trump was elected President.

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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 11:19:09 AM »
These curtains are just the beginning.  Certainly it is true that almost all of President Trump's problems were caused by Obama, setting  the stage for worldwide mistrust, hatred, and bullying.  Everything Obama stood for was deceit and arrogance.  Almost every word he uttered came from his seemingly satanic beliefs and anti family values.  We could go on and on with how Obama has ruined the future for humanity, and facts will prove us out unless Donald Trump, with his wisdom, his honor for the truth, and his utter, utter humility, can save mankind.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 02:52:14 PM »
Well, I think the issue is


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While the curtains were being purchased and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s first secretary of state, had imposed a hiring freeze, cut the department’s budget by 31 percent and was pushing out senior diplomats
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Represents a double standard, they could have got curtains that cost 31% less.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 03:09:49 PM »
Well, I think the issue is


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While the curtains were being purchased and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s first secretary of state, had imposed a hiring freeze, cut the department’s budget by 31 percent and was pushing out senior diplomats
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Represents a double standard, they could have got curtains that cost 31% less.

Right. Like, why couldn't the State Department cancel the order for the curtains? Or negotiate a better deal? So, yeah the new digs were ordered by the previous administration but the current one decided to keep the order in place and then put in place a hiring freeze and cut the budget but the curtains and apartment are really very nice. It's just the headlines that get me because many people do not read beyond that. So, right now there are people who sincerely believe that Nikki Haley ordered $52000 curtains for her office and that is not at all factual.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 03:12:16 PM »
OH wow!

I just clicked the link to re read the article and they have corrected their previous mistake.

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Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018

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.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 03:27:22 PM »
These curtains are just the beginning.  Certainly it is true that almost all of President Trump's problems were caused by Obama, setting  the stage for worldwide mistrust, hatred, and bullying.  Everything Obama stood for was deceit and arrogance.  Almost every word he uttered came from his seemingly satanic beliefs and anti family values.  We could go on and on with how Obama has ruined the future for humanity, and facts will prove us out unless Donald Trump, with his wisdom, his honor for the truth, and his utter, utter humility, can save mankind.

Or reputable news outlets could maybe double check their facts before they publish their opinions.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 04:15:00 PM »
Well, I think the issue is


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While the curtains were being purchased and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, President Donald Trump’s first secretary of state, had imposed a hiring freeze, cut the department’s budget by 31 percent and was pushing out senior diplomats
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Represents a double standard, they could have got curtains that cost 31% less.

Nah, by all accounts, the Trump administration gutting the state department was an end in itself. It wasn't about the money. Same with the EPA. I mean, at the same time, they're also trying to increase the defense budget.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 05:06:23 PM »
Hopefully,  Trump will soon have a curtain call.
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Re: $52,701 for curtains in Nikki Haley's office?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 07:11:40 PM »
These curtains are just the beginning.  Certainly it is true that almost all of President Trump's problems were caused by Obama, setting  the stage for worldwide mistrust, hatred, and bullying.  Everything Obama stood for was deceit and arrogance.  Almost every word he uttered came from his seemingly satanic beliefs and anti family values.  We could go on and on with how Obama has ruined the future for humanity, and facts will prove us out unless Donald Trump, with his wisdom, his honor for the truth, and his utter, utter humility, can save mankind.

Or reputable news outlets could maybe double check their facts before they publish their opinions.

or haley could have said no to the curtains. 
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