Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump 'doesn't care'

  • metta

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    Jun 18, 2017 3:41 AM GMT
    Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump 'doesn't care'

    Scott Schoettes, Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle and Grissel Granados publicly announced their resignations in a joint letter published in Newsweek titled, "Trump doesn't care about HIV. We're outta here."

    The group said that the administration "has no strategy" to address HIV/AIDS, doesn't consult experts when working on policy and "pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease."

    "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," they wrote.

    The group noted that Trump took down the Office of National AIDS Policy website when he took office and hasn't appointed anyone to lead the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.

    They also said that the GOP's ObamaCare repeal bill will dramatically hurt those with HIV/AIDS, making it the "final straw for us - more like a two-by-four than a straw" in deciding to leave the council.

    "We will be more effective from the outside, advocating for change and protesting policies that will hurt the health of the communities we serve and the country as a whole if this administration continues down the current path," they wrote.

    "We hope the members of Congress who have the power to affect healthcare reform will engage with us and other advocates in a way that the Trump Administration apparently will not."


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/six-resign-from-presidential-hiv-aids-council-because-trump-doesnt-care/ar-BBCOJll
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    Jun 19, 2017 2:35 AM GMT
    The president and the Republicans are causing suffering and loss of quality of life.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-whatever-happened-to-compassionate-conservatives-20160305-story.html


  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 19, 2017 4:43 AM GMT
    I smell the stench of "Fake News" icon_rolleyes.gif
  • metta

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    Jun 19, 2017 6:00 AM GMT
    SMH

    Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump 'doesn't care'
    http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/healthcare/338296-six-resign-from-presidential-hiv-aids-council-because-trump-doesnt

    Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care"
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/trump-hiv-aids-pacha-resignations

    Donald Trump suffers mass walkout from HIV/Aids council because he 'doesn't care'
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-hivaids-council-quit-walkout-doesnt-care-a7796086.html

    ‘Trump doesn’t care about HIV. We quit’: 6 experts submit resignation letter to US HIV/AIDS council
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-doesnt-care-about-hiv-we-quit-6-experts-submit-resignation-letter-to-us-hivaids-council/
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    Jun 19, 2017 6:28 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    The president and the Republicans are causing suffering and loss of quality of life.

    But that's their goal. All that's important to them is that the 1-percenters thrive, and big corporations. That's who funds their election campaigns, not the ordinary citizens.

    The rest of the population are expendable commodities. Who cares what happens to non-wealthy people, who have no money to donate to the Republican Party?

    That other 99% is only important during an election cycle, when their votes are needed. And then you dupe them (and they've proven to be easily duped), into voting for Republicans.

    After the election you promptly break your promises, and correctly assume most brain-dead Republican voters won't notice. You can feed them whatever swill you like, and they'll eagerly lap it up.
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    Jun 19, 2017 7:45 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI smell the stench of "Fake News" icon_rolleyes.gif


    I always knew, you had your nose up the wrong ass.
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    Jun 19, 2017 2:52 PM GMT
    ricky1987 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI smell the stench of "Fake News" icon_rolleyes.gif


    I always knew, you had your nose up the wrong ass.



    I don't have my nose up ANYONE's Ass. I just know a hysterical liberal "Fake News" headline when I see one, and "Trump Doesn't Care About HIV/AIDS" is a pretty easy one to spot.
  • daveindenver

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    Jun 19, 2017 9:06 PM GMT
    Yay Trump!

    Proudly marching backwards.

    AGAIN.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 19, 2017 9:56 PM GMT
    daveindenver saidYay Trump!

    Proudly marching backwards.

    AGAIN.
    Another leftist lunatic that needs to be committed to the local psychiatric wardicon_exclaim.gificon_mad.gif