Nikki Haley spent $52,700 in State Department money on “customized and mechanized” curtains for her luxury apartment across from the United Nations on the East Side of Manhattan, a report said Thursday.
The curtains were purchased to adorn the UN ambassador’s 6,000 square-foot full-floor penthouse atop an apartment building on First Avenue, according to The New York Times.
A spokesperson for Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made during the Obama administration.
The Times reported that the curtains cost $29,900, while the motors and hardware used to open and close the curtains automatically cost $22,801.
The installation took place from March to August of last year, during Haley’s tenure as ambassador, the paper said.
The State Department spent the curtain cash during a hiring freeze and funding cuts under former secretary Rex Tillerson.
Haley is the first UN ambassador to live in the building after a Chinese company purchased the Waldorf-Astoria and the State Department deemed it unfit due to security concerns.
Her apartment is listed for $58,000 a month.
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