Atlanta: According to a United Nations report on poverty and inequality in the US, America’s poor are more likely to become destitute than ever before. The report further concluded that “the United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity,” is fast becoming a champion of inequality.” The report added that more than 5 million Americans live in third world conditions also known as “absolute poverty”.
However, the Trump administration has slammed the UN report. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America.”
According to the US census, more than 40 million Americans live in poverty.