Both Trumpcare and Trump’s budget will remove much of the funding for the treatment and research of HIV and AIDS. In protest, six top scientists have resigned from the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, including Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director. Here is his statement in full after he called Trump a “callous president who just does not care.”
“As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care. The Trump Administration has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic, seeks zero input from experts to formulate HIV policy, and—most concerning—pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease.”
So let’s get this straight. So far Trump has engaged in a war with sick people who need adequate health care, low-income Americans, families living in poverty, Muslims, Hispanics, the LGBTQ community, and now more than a million men and women in the United States who are suffering from HIV or AIDS. What a guy.
Why does Trump hate America? He’s made a fortune by using and breaking laws in our nation. Maybe he just hates everyone but millionaires and billionaires.
Seriously; Trump has shown that he has no compassion and lacks all ability to relate to the great majority of Americans. All of his proposals, supported by a hypocritical number of Republican legislators, will harm part or all of our nation’s people. No wonder he is the most hated man in America; he’s definitely earned that title.
If the probe into his collusion with Putin fails to remove him from office, we must find another way. My America will not survive four years of Donald Trump.
America was founded by white men, but the Constitution was written for all mankind. Trump must be forced to obey the Constitution and insure that the rights of all Americans are protected. During his inauguration, he promised to “support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” When will he begin?
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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Originally posted on June 21, 2017