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1750, 30 Dec 17

Trump Fires Entire HIV/AIDS Council


President Donald Trump reportedly fired the sixteen remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday via a letter FedExed from the White House.

According to Newsweek, the mass dismissal arrives months after six members from PACHA resigned in June and penned an open letter to Trump, saying that his administration was promoting legislation that would harm those living with HIV.

Of course, you have to read all the way down to the last paragraph to learn this:

However, as Newsweek noted, the move by an administrator to “purge” PACHA is not unprecedented as the Obama administration also eliminated all of former President George W. Bush’s appointees in the same way once he assumed power.

Sooooo… what’s the issue?


1750, 30 December 2017


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