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US President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House on March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

As part of his 2019 budget, President Trump is cutting funding for HIV/AIDS programs — again. This is a significant blow to people living with HIV/AIDS and not the first time that Trump has demonstrated a lack of support for those programs.

According to The Huffington Post, the proposed cuts include slashing $40 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS prevention programs, as well as cutting $24 million in federal housing programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Similar to other legislation proposed by the Trump administration, these cuts send a clear message of Trump’s utter disregard for LGBTQ Americans. Some analysts believe that Trump’s actions could contribute to nearly 300,000 deaths globally.

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