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"The members of the president's delegation to the United Nations' annual summit on women are opposed to the U.N. as a whole and the fundamental rights of women in particular"
'Fundamentalist notions about how women and girls should behave should never be the basis of advising or negotiating U.S. foreign policy.'
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Since President Donald Trump's November election, hate incidents nationwide have increased-- and now he's chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage.
Earlier this week, the State Department announced that representatives from infamous anti-LGBTQ hate group the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) and from the far-right Heritage Foundation will represent the U.S. at a United Nations conference on women's rights later this month:
Trump State Department sent reps from C-FAM - a SPLC-recognized hate group - and Heritage to accompany Haley at UN women's rights conference
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) noted on Twitter: "Trump is sending hate groups to a U.N. conference on women's rights."
Slate's Christina Cauterucci summarized the groups' views, which not only include denigrating rights for women and LGBTQ people, but also antipathy toward the U.N. itself: