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Mon May 8, 2017, 05:22 PM

Trump singles out historically black college funds in signing statement

Source: CNN

Trump singles out historically black college funds in signing statement

By Athena Jones and Sophie Tatum, CNN
Updated 1821 GMT (0221 HKT) May 8, 2017

Washington (CNN) - The White House pushed back Sunday on questions about a signing statement President Donald Trump added to the latest government spending bill Friday that said his administration would treat minority spending programs -- including one to help historically black colleges pay for construction -- in a manner consistent with the Constitution.

The signing statement "simply indicates that the President will interpret those provisions consistent with the Constitution" and is not dissimilar to signing statements issued by past presidents, a White House official said Sunday.

"The important thing to realize is: The President was able to secure big wins for his top priorities in this spending bill, including more than $25 billion in additional funding for the military, $1.52 billion for border security, a permanent extension of health coverage for retired miners, and a three-year extension of the DC school choice program," the official said.

Trump signed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday, adding the statement: "My administration shall treat provisions that allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender ... in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the laws under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution's Fifth Amendment."

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Eugene May 2017 OP
rurallib May 2017 #1
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 05:25 PM

1. I believe DeVos is giving the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman

Wednesday.
Could be interesting

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Mon May 8, 2017, 05:36 PM

3. She is a relatively ignorant person who has money and power because she is in a family

of criminals.

What did her family do before she married into the other crime family?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 8, 2017, 05:35 PM

2. Confused, he is singling out funds TO Be given to a black college?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon May 8, 2017, 05:51 PM

4. Patting himself on the back while telegraphing to his racist supporters

 

that he simply must do this, it is not his choice. Obvs.

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