The U.S. State Department’s budget has been slashed drastically under President Trump. But Gizmodo reports that that hasn’t stopped some high-level people in government from living the high life. According to a new report, the State Department spent a whopping $52,701 on curtains for Nikki Haley’s Manhattan apartment last year.
The New York Times reports that the curtains themselves are just shy of $30,000. But an additional $22,800 was spent on the motors that allow the curtains to open and close:
Installation took place from March to August of last year. It was during Ms. Haley’s tenure as ambassador.
The 6,000 square foot apartment on First Avenue is leased by the State Department for Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. It costs roughly $58,000 per month. The apartment is used as both Haley’s residence and for entertaining.