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Rubio slams New York Times for misleading headline about Nikki Haley’s curtains

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 9/14/2018 Diana Stancy Correll
Marco Rubio looking at the camera © (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Friday criticized the New York Times for suggesting in a headline that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley bought $52,000 curtains in her New York office, even though they had been purchased by the Obama administration.

“Want an example of subtle ways media pushes their bias? See this completely false and misleading headline about @nikkihaley,” Rubio tweeted Friday. “They are not ‘her curtains' & buried deep in the story is the fact that this purchase was made under Obama administration.”

The headline originally read "Nikki Haley's View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” but has since been changed to “State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.”

Although the Times’ article initially appeared to accuse the Trump administration of purchasing the curtains, the piece eventually acknowledged that the curtains were bought toward the end of the Obama administration. They were however, installed in 2017 when Haley was working as ambassador.

According to a spokesperson for Haley, she had no input in the purchase of the customized, mechanized curtains.

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