Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations was brutally mocked on Wednesday for failing to understand health care policy.
Nikki Haley lashed out online after seeing a tweet by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
"In the United States it costs, on average, $12,000 to have a baby. In Finland it costs $60," Sanders posted. "We've got to end the disgrace of our profit-driven health care system and pass Medicare for All."
Haley suggested that was from Finland "skimping" on health care.
"Alright Bernie Sanders, you’re not the woman having the baby so I wouldn’t be out there talking about skimping on a woman when it comes to childbirth. Trust me!" Haley wrote. "Nice try though."
"Health care costs are too high that is true but comparing us to Finland is ridiculous. Ask them how their health care is. You won’t like their answer," Haley suggested.
Haley's tweet encouraged people to compare the two health care systems, which people did.
Here is a sampling, beginning with Finland's UN Ambassador Kai Sauer:
@NikkiHaley 1/4 Here some facts: Finland has a high performing health system, with remarkable good quality in both… https://t.co/5BBD7wZ4jd— Kai Sauer (@Kai Sauer) 1553128589.0
@NikkiHaley 2/4 Finland has the world's third lowest infant mortality rate (UN, SDG Indicators). Maternal mortal… https://t.co/mq0XTQrZdc— Kai Sauer (@Kai Sauer) 1553128599.0
@NikkiHaley 3/4 Finland has the second lowest total mortality from cancer in EU countries (OECD).— Kai Sauer (@Kai Sauer) 1553128608.0
@NikkiHaley 4/4 Apologies for the delayed reply, but we were out celebrating our rank as the happiest country of th… https://t.co/mm8uXBi2vU— Kai Sauer (@Kai Sauer) 1553128708.0
It's true I won't like their answer because I am a jealous person. https://t.co/gWaMNQ29nn— Matt Stoller (@Matt Stoller) 1553127455.0
@Vinncent @NikkiHaley They’re mostly asleep right now but they’re gonna have a good laugh in the morning— Run the Joules (@Run the Joules) 1553127633.0
@NikkiHaley Why not just tweet "I am uninformed and dangerous, but I speak to millions, so take seriously what I say"?— Evan Handler (@Evan Handler) 1553129946.0
Finland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world, while the US... doesn't. Imagine being as dum… https://t.co/it5xVX86Ow— pillsy (@pillsy) 1553129238.0
@NikkiHaley It rules just making shit up.— matt christman (@matt christman) 1553126745.0
@NikkiHaley Hey, I am not Finnish but I have lived in Finland for around 5 years. The healthcare system here is fuc… https://t.co/pfHqHkgp0z— Lord Lambert (@Lord Lambert) 1553128099.0
2018 poll of Finns who had used or had family who had used the healthcare system within the last year, 83% were sat… https://t.co/asQJZxUb6k— Dana Houle (@Dana Houle) 1553130839.0
@NikkiHaley @SenSanders I’d assume that as a former UN Ambassador, you’d be aware of how the US healthcare system r… https://t.co/WMD3T5QhiJ— Jason Bumiller (@Jason Bumiller) 1553121479.0
@NikkiHaley Maternal mortality per 100k https://t.co/5NY8y2IwkB— von (@von) 1553121446.0
@vajohna @NikkiHaley Or dying because of it— Lexy 'No Pasaran' Needham (@Lexy 'No Pasaran' Needham) 1553128622.0
You won't, but not for the reason Haley is implying. You'll just be really pissed you don't live in Finland. https://t.co/OTH6har0kT— Dell Cameron (@Dell Cameron) 1553129709.0
@NikkiHaley Hahahshaha! Are you high? It is you that won’t like the answer. They love their healthcare. As do Swedes.— Notorious Lefty-Desiree McLefty Face (@Notorious Lefty-Desiree McLefty Face) 1553131121.0
@NikkiHaley I think you have Finland citizens' beliefs confused with insurance industry talking points. If you only… https://t.co/t7WIJyZLod— John Stodder Jr. (@John Stodder Jr.) 1553123156.0
@NikkiHaley Infant mortality rate per 1000 Finland 1.7 US 5.9 Finland ranks first in mothers wellbeing. US ranks 31 https://t.co/9QMXovP0Jl— Gen JC Christian, Patriot, Expertise Expert (@Gen JC Christian, Patriot, Expertise Expert) 1553126843.0