Nicky Haley Busted After Spending Thousands In Taxpayer Money On Curtains For Her Residence
Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. State Department’s budget has been slashed drastically. But that hasn’t stopped some high-level people in government from living the high life.
According to a new report by The New York Times, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley spent a whopping $52,701 in taxpayer money on customized curtains for the windows of her Manhattan apartment last year, despite the fact that the State Department was undergoing budget cuts and a hiring freeze at the time.
Why are these curtains so expensive? The Times reports that the curtains themselves are just shy of $30,000, still an obscene price by any standard. But an additional $22,800 was spent on the motors that allow the curtains to open and close:
“The curtains themselves cost $29,900, while the motors and hardware needed to open and close them automatically cost $22,801, according to the contracts. Installation took place from March to August of last year, during Ms. Haley’s tenure as ambassador.”
But Haley is costing taxpayers a lot more.
The 6,000 square foot apartment on First Avenue is leased by the State Department for Nikki Haley and costs roughly $58,000 per month. The apartment is used as both Haley’s residence and for entertaining.
Several members of the Trump administration have gotten in hot water for their extravagant spending, including Ben Carson’s infamous $31,000 dining table.
One of the biggest scandals of this era is that President Trump himself is directly profiting from the presidency. At least $16.1 million has been spent by government and campaign agencies at businesses managed by the Trump Organization since late 2015. And that’s just the money we know about.
Talk about making America corrupt again.