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ABC, NBC Vilify Trump’s Budget Cuts, Hurting the Poor and Cancer Research


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<p>The Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pulled out all the stops and sharpened their knives for their effort to tear into the White House&rsquo;s budget proposal on Thursday. &ldquo;<strong>President Trump has unveiled his first budget proposal covering all the things the federal government pays for and how he wants to spend the money,</strong>&rdquo; announced anchor Lester Holt during <em>NBC Nightly News</em>, &ldquo;<strong>There&#39;s a lot more money for the military but there are critics who say popular programs and the poor would pay the price.</strong>&rdquo;</p>

<p>&ldquo;<strong>It&#39;s the primary promise of the Trump presidency,</strong>&rdquo; reporter Peter Alexander declared after Holt&rsquo;s announcement. &ldquo;<strong>A budget blueprint spending nearly $60 billion more on defense, Homeland Security and Veterans&rsquo; care offset by deep and in some cases unprecedented cuts,</strong>&rdquo; he seemed to whine, &ldquo;<strong>The State Department slashed by 29% targeting foreign aid. The environmental protection agency sliced by 31% including programs to combat climate change.</strong>&rdquo;</p>

<p>Alexander painted a grim picture for the future of scientific advancement. &ldquo;<strong>And the National Institutes of Health budget trimmed by nearly $6 billion. Dr. Robert Clark said that would devastate his breast cancer research,</strong>&rdquo; he warned without mentioning the fact there were plenty of private organizations conducting cancer research as well. He didn&rsquo;t even entertain the possibility of the organization could receive funds from non-government organizations that fund such research, nor that there could be other non-necessary research projects whose budgets could fund the research.&nbsp;</p>