PressTV-UN expert says Trump worsening US income inequality

The United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has blasted the growing income inequality between the wealthy and poor in the United States, insisting in a new report that the world’s richest country “is now moving full steam ahead to make itself even more unequal.”

The UN human rights office in Geneva said Monday that Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur who acts as a watchdog on extreme poverty around the world, prepared a report on the US that faults “successive administrations” in the White House for failing to uphold treaty commitments to economic and social rights.

Alston, an Australian-born human rights practitioner and law professor at New York University, specifically criticized the $1.5 trillion tax cuts that US President Donald Trump has declared as a key accomplishment of his administration, saying the plan approved in December “benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality.”

Alston, who was…

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