Nikki Haley Reveals That The NYT Knew The Curtain Story Was Not True

Mike Brest Reporter

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley dropped a bomb on “The Story With Martha MacCallum” on Thursday night. Haley revealed that she told the New York Times the story about her allegedly buying $50,000 curtain was false — and they published it anyway.


MacCallum asked Haley about the New York Times story from earlier this month, which implied that she had approved a purchase for curtains that cost $52,701, despite the fact that she told the paper that they were bought before she had the job. (RELATED: NYT Issues Correction On Nikki Haley Curtain Story)

“Unfortunately if you’re in public service, this is the life we live every day. It’s just a matter of this one got through. You know we are stopping stories every day that aren’t truthful, or don’t have the facts. And so this one, I hadn’t even taken the job when these curtains were picked out. And so the idea that this came out, we told the reporters that these were the facts. They knew the facts and released the story anyway,” Haley stated.

“They printed it anyway and it was down in the story, in like the seventh paragraph down at the bottom.” She continued, “Yes. All last week every day wherever I went, people were asking me about my court curtains and the damage is done once and story is out. I appreciate the retraction but that story follows you everywhere you go. That’s a tough part about public lifestyle.”

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