Poverty expert: Half of America’s poor could be eliminated by U.N. camps

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A United Nations poverty expert said America had 41 million poor people under President Obama,  but that half of them could be eliminated by the U.N. if President Trump stopped being such a fascist.

Philip Alston, a U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty, said he has no data for 2017 or 2018, but that Trump needs to “stop punishing and imprisoning the poor anyway.”

“If the U.S. had given us half of the $22 trillion spent since Lyndon Johnson’s ‘war on poverty’ began in the 1960s, the U.N. could have eliminated almost 20 million poor people,” he said. “We have camps all over the world for that very purpose. Just look at our work in Haiti and the Central African Republic.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she agrees with the U.N.

“Poor people need camps that can remind them about life skills. Maybe offer some enrichment. But they definitely need more time outdoors,” Clinton told the U.N. American Action Association. “If we could do for America what Barack and I did for Haiti, we wouldn’t have so many poor people.”

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