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Liberals melt down over this tweet from U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley set off an online furor when she lauded her cuts to the U.S. contribution to the United Nations peacekeeping budget. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley celebrated a milestone of her tenure at the helm under President Donald Trump, but her accomplishment led to a lot of consternation from the other side of the aisle.

"Just 5 months into our time here, we've cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we’re only getting started," she tweeted with a picture of herself smiling.

The United States is the largest contributor to the United Nations' core budget, providing an astounding 22 percent of their budget, despite only representing only about 4.2 percent of the world's population.

Even when compared to the outsized productive economic output of the United States, the 22 percent contribution still exceeds the 14 percent that the U.S. represents in the world's total GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

The U.S. contribution also comprises 28.5 percent of the United Nations peacekeeping budget of $7.9 billion. That means that a half a billion reduction from the U.S. cuts their funds by about 6.25 percent.

This was enough to set off the liberal end of Twitter that seemed to be especially angry that Haley was so satisfied about the cut in funding.

Former Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes had a list of objections:

Others were simply horrified that the United States was cutting the funds of the peacekeeping mission by 6.2 percent.

Recently fired CNN host Reza Aslan commented, "This is real." Tucker Carlson combatant Lauren Duca commented, "'F*** peace' would have been shorter, but this works too." "This is some straight up Boasting Supervillain s**t," said another Twitter user. Another said, "I hope you choke on a chicken bone you f***ing dumb ass c**t."

While United Nations peacekeepers have undoubtedly done a lot of good around the world, they've also added occasionally perpetrated acts of evil. In 2016, peacekeepers from Europe were accused of sexually abusing children while on a mission in Africa. Secretary-General Anthony Banbury admitted there were 69 confirmed allegations of sexual abuse or exploitation in the peacekeeping missions for 2016.

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