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Seth Meyers: Trump's proposed budget cuts show just how 'dead inside' he is


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7 d ago

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Seth Meyers took a swipe at President Donald Trump for following up several recent setbacks with a highly controversial budget proposal on the most recent edition of "A Closer Look."

"This week, we've seen Donald Trump's latest yet again by a judge, his , and his ," the host said on Thursday's episode of NBC's "Late Night." "And now on top of all that, he unveiled a drastic new budget plan that slashes anti-poverty programs."

Trump presented his budget proposal on Thursday, which quickly found opposition for its cuts in federal funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, public media such NPR and PBS, and social service programs, .

"Donald Trump, I understand you won. And because you won, you get to suggest cuts to the budget," Meyers said, before acknowledging that cuts to the EPA and NEA were to be expected.

"But Meals on Wheels?" he continued. "How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food? Your heart is so small, it makes your tiny hands look like catcher mitts. Old people voted for you. Your key demographics were old people and older people. They believed you when you said you cared about them."

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Celebrities react to Trump's proposed budget cuts for the arts
Hollywood stars took to social media to express what they felt about the proposed cuts made on Thursday.
The Guardian
7 d ago
Tony Kushner on Trump's proposed arts cuts: 'It's an appalling idea'
The Pulitzer prize-winning writer of Angels in America talks about the president’s proposal to eliminate funding to the National Endowment for the Arts
Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America, for which he won the Pulitzer prize for drama, was only possible with a special grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and that’s just one reason he’s angry about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate NEA funding.
The NEA’s $145m budget costs Americans about 45 cents apiece and is historically one of the smallest items in a national budget that now includes a $2bn budget line for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
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ABC
5 d ago
In Appalachia, Trump's proposed budget has people worried
President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission has alarmed many throughout the region that have relied on the federal agency for a job
CNN
5 d ago
Chris Edwards: Trump's budget cuts are fair and necessary
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