The back-lash was so intense it even penetrated Donald Trump’s hairdo. Trump says he is rescinding his proposed cut to Special Olympics budget amid a bipartisan outcry.
Trump’s budget had called for eliminating all of the $17.6 million in federal funding for the organization, which gives people with intellectual disabilities the chance to compete in a range of athletic contests. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had spent the past three days trying to defend the indefensible. But the uproar from the nation was louder. And, of course, correct.
So Trump abruptly shifted course Thursday afternoon. “The Special Olympics will be funded, I just told my people,” he told reporters in Washington.
We only need to raise a little hell to get a reaction. To all those who did, thanks.