Trump Takes Aim At Liberal Cities, Considers Slashing COVID Funds, HIV Funds, Newborn Screenings
Politico reports that Trump is targeting New York, Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C. News on federal funding also looks at underfunded health care on reservation areas in New Mexico.
White House Looks At Cutting Covid Funds, Newborn Screenings In ‘Anarchist’ Cities
The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that President Donald Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions,” according to documents obtained by POLITICO. New York, Portland, Ore., Washington, D.C., and Seattle could lose funding for a wide swath of programs that serve their poorest, sickest residents after the president moved last month to restrict funding, escalating his political battle against liberal cities he’s sought to use as a campaign foil. (Ehley and Roubein, 10/20)
COVID Deaths Of Native Americans Linked To Underfunded Health Care
Melvina Musket stared at her dying father through the cellphone screen. His mouth hung open, his eyes were clamped shut and a beard covered his chin. She heard nurses crying in the background. “Jesus is waiting for you,” she told him. Musket, 52, had never seen her father with facial hair. Benjamin Musket, 80, was a former Marine, a retired machinery mechanic, a basketball coach and a board member at their church. He didn’t do beards. (Wagner and Grantham-Philips, 10/20)