Haley slams UN report on US poverty under Trump

Washington, June 22: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has slammed the “misleading and politically motivated” UN report on poverty and inequality in the country that accuses President Donald Trump of forcing millions of citizens into deprivation. Philip Alston, a New York University law and human rights professor, led the study travelling across US. He said that the US was fast becoming a “champion of inequality”, CNN reported. Americans born into poverty are more likely than ever before to stay that way, said Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, said on Thursday she was “deeply disappointed” that Alston had “categorically misstated the progress the US has made in addressing poverty … in (his) biased reporting”. (IANS)