WaPo Reporter Inaccurately Quotes Nikki Haley

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 2:30 PM
WaPo Reporter Inaccurately Quotes Nikki Haley

On Friday, Washington Post policy reporter Jeff Stein posted several tweets inaccurately quoting U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, concerning her response to the UN's claims about “extreme poverty” in America. 

Stein wrote a story in which he claimed that ‘Team Trump’ was claiming victory in the “war on poverty,” reported NewsBusters.

Stein originally posted the following tweet: 

The White House is now declaring the War on Poverty “largely over and a success”

In US:

– 29M dont have health care
– 5.3M live on less than $4 a day
– 15M US kids are in poverty

W/ @TracyJan https://t.co/Vx05z1zQIy

—Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 13, 2018

He posted a related tweet several minutes later. 

*The Haley number above, I should note, is for “extreme poverty”

— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 13, 2018

Haley responded in a tweet of her own.

Later, Haley called out Stein.

The Right Scoop also published an article pressuring Stein to retract his statements. Stein later posted a tweet retracting his earlier statements.

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