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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:15 PM

Trump backs off cutting Special Olympics funding.

#2 headline on ESPN

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is backing off a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course after his administration weathered days of criticism for the proposed cut.

Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a rally in Michigan, Trump said he had authorized funding for the event. "I heard about it this morning. I have overridden my people. We're funding the Special Olympics.''

Trump's announcement came after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent days defending the proposal, which drew widespread criticism from lawmakers as well as advocates and celebrities. Even before the president stepped in, legislators said the cut was unlikely to be approved.

The president added: "I've been to the Special Olympics. I think it's incredible.''

http://www.espn.com/specialolympics/story/_/id/26382217/trump-backs-cutting-special-olympics-funding

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underpants Mar 2019 OP
wryter2000 Mar 2019 #1
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NCLefty Mar 2019 #4
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:20 PM

1. What do you want to bet...

...that someone can find video of him making fun of the athletes in the Special Olympics? He's such a liar.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:24 PM

2. Yep.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:26 PM

4. He imitated that one disabled reporter. Not much difference.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. Now he'll brag that he saved the Special Olympics.

This shitbag is tediously predictable.

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