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Nikki Haley Catches Heat for Slashing UN Peacekeeping Funds

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 11:19 AM

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley caught some flak for a tweet she posted Wednesday night that said the U.N. has slashed its peacekeeping budget.

Haley posted this tweet late Wednesday evening:

The backlash to the message was swift, with people questioning why the U.N. would boast about cutting funding to that mission.

Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee asked Haley about the budget cuts Wednesday. She explained that America's contribution to the U.N. peacekeeping budget is 28.5 percent of its overall contribution.

"If you went to 25 percent you are not harming peace and stability," Haley said, Bloomberg reported. "I have seen value in the U.N., and at the same time the U.N. has fat around the edges."

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