Nikki Haley does not suffer fools easily, especially biased fools in the media who are desperate to push their anti-Trump narrative on the American public.
So she did what any strong woman would do – she smacked the truth right into the hapless Post in epic fashion.
From The Daily Caller:
The Washington Post issued a correction for misquoting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Friday.
Haley demanded on Saturday that Washington Post policy reporter Jeff Stein “retract” his claim that she said there were 250,000 U.S. citizens living in poverty.
Stein and fellow Washington Post reporter Tracy Jan wrote a story titled “The Trump administration has a new argument for dismantling the social safety net: It worked” on Friday. Stein tweeted the 250,000 figure, which Haley says she “never said”, with a link to his story on Friday.
“The Haley number above, I should note, is for ‘extreme poverty,’” he tweeted less than 10 minutes later on Friday, without deleting the incorrect tweet. The incorrect tweet received 299 retweets. The correction tweet received eight.
The Washington Post edited the mistake out of the story but did not immediately correct or retract the incorrect number.
“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said last month that no more than 250,000 Americans are in ‘extreme poverty,’ denouncing a United Nations report saying 18.5 million Americans suffer extreme impoverishment,” read the corrected sentence in question as of Saturday morning.
Later, the Washington Post changed the paragraph further.
“The Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva last month released a report saying said last month that that no more than 250,000 Americans are in ‘extreme poverty,’ And U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley last month denounced a United Nations report saying 18.5 million Americans suffer extreme impoverishment,” read the story as of Sunday morning.
Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this:@JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 14, 2018
The truth shall set them free – good job Nikki.