Trump Finds Funding For Himself, But Refuses To Give Food Assistance To 30 Million Hungry Americans
July 30, 2020
Trump and Republicans are refusing to give more funding for food assistance in the stimulus relief bill even as 30 million Americans went hungry last week. But he is making sure to get money to remodel his office. Once again, Trump puts himself first, and the American people last.
30 million Americans went hungry last week.
Bloomberg: “Food insecurity for U.S. households last week reached its highest reported level since the Census Bureau started tracking the data in May, with almost 30 million Americans reporting that they’d not had enough to eat at some point in the seven days through July 21.”
Yet Trump is refusing to give more funding for food assistance.
Washington Post: “But Republicans’ Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools Act (the Heals Act) does not expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, nor does it extend the Pandemic EBT program, a debit-card benefit for households with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals. The Pandemic EBT program expired at the end of June.”
But he is making sure to get money to remodel his office.
Associated Press: “The Trump administration wants $377 million in the next coronavirus relief bill for a long-delayed modernization of the West Wing, but the timetable for construction is yet to be determined.”