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Sat May 6, 2017, 09:38 AM

Trump hints at ending financing for historically black colleges

Source: the hill


By Rebecca Savransky - 05/06/17 09:14 AM EDT


President Trump in a statement Friday called out a program that helps finance construction for historically black colleges, emphasizing that the future of the program is subject to his constitutional authority.

In a statement issued when the president signed the spending bill this week, the president said he would treat the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program Account "in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the laws under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution's Fifth Amendment."
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Earlier this year, dozens of representatives from the country's historically black colleges and universities came to Washington to meet with senior administration officials.

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In general, the meetings were a troubling beginning to what must be a productive relationship, Morehouse College President John Wilson Jr. said in a statement to the schools students after the meetings.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/332193-trump-hints-at-ending-financing-for-historically-black-colleges



Whow. just whow!!






http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/05/trump-historically-black-colleges-financing-unconstitutional-238061


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In a signing statement on the $1.1 trillion omnibus government spending bill, Trump singled out the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program as an example of provisions in the funding bill that allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender.
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Previous presidents, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush, often issued such statements when they signed legislation to signal they may ignore or disregard parts of laws passed by Congress.


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Trumps statement also suggests concern about programs listed under the School Improvement Programs section of the budget. Those include a wide range of education-related programs, such as after-school initiatives and programs that support Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native education.
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Smith noted that the federal designation of an institution as an HBCU is not based on race, but rather on mission, accreditation status and the year the institution was established. She speculated that the signing statement may simply be the Office of Management and Budget being overly cautious and perhaps not fully understanding this important distinction as it relates to HBCUs, but UNCF needs more information regarding their thinking and intent. ............................ ..........................












Jamil Smith‏Verified account @JamilSmith 12h12 hours ago

Trump signals that he'll refuse to enforce a federal financing program that helps HBCUs build on their campuses. http://politi.co/2pPu99M
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Keith Boykin‏Verified account @keithboykin 11h11 hours ago

Trump just said f*** you to every HBCU president who sat up in the Oval Office and smiled in his lying face.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/05/trump-historically-black-colleges-financing-unconstitutional-238061
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Gary Legum‏ @GaryLegum 11h11 hours ago

Man, this administration is just something else. http://politi.co/2pKJOH4
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Hinterland Gazette‏ @hinterlandg 12h12 hours ago

Um, #HBCU presidents in WH photo op got played. Trump suggests financing program for HBCUs may be unconstitutional http://politi.co/2pKJOH4


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riversedge May 2017 OP
dalton99a May 2017 #1
chowder66 May 2017 #2
dalton99a May 2017 #3
chowder66 May 2017 #5
spiderpig May 2017 #12
heaven05 May 2017 #4
jpak May 2017 #6
tenorly May 2017 #7
melm00se May 2017 #8
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #9
Bayard May 2017 #10
spiderpig May 2017 #11
malthaussen May 2017 #13
riversedge May 2017 #15
dhill926 May 2017 #14
LiberalFighter May 2017 #16
MBS May 2017 #21
TeamPooka May 2017 #17
workinclasszero May 2017 #18
murielm99 May 2017 #19
ismnotwasm May 2017 #20
MBS May 2017 #22

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:53 AM

1. Figures

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:54 AM

2. It's like he has no control over himself and just HAS to be as offensive as possible at every turn.

What a P.O.S.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:55 AM

3. Offensive AND Destructive.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:59 AM

5. AND Destructive...absolutely. nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:29 AM

12. He just lo-o-o-ves signing things, doesn't he?

except when he forgets.

Hey Don - wanna sign off on my mortgage? Great photo op.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:56 AM

4. threats, threat, theats

 

and actions against minorities. Despicable for a potus and his 'advisors' to be so hateful. Yet this is what white ameriKKKa and it's surrogates have always wanted....minorities back in the 'cotton' fields and the old field negroes now have 'big house' jobs. Slavery era inescapable and can't be denied by any other name and now being reinstituted by the #1 big house massa...bannon Well many WON"T go to the field willingly, no matter how many guns and robo-cops are out there. FUCK TRUMP

This boy doesn't understand what his actions are going to create, I think. They think their guns and 'authority' will cow the civilian population into line. NYET!!!! You stupid mofo's!!!!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:19 AM

6. Racist pig

yup

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:46 AM

7. Dan Quayle was right.

"How terrible it is to lose one's mind."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:52 AM

8. point of fact

no ulterior motive other than the other side using these numbers to back up "their" arguments and reasoning

NACUBO Average Endowment $640 737 (-2.9%)
NACUBO Median Endowment $120 330 (-1.3%)
Top 10 HWCU Endowments combined $182.5 billion
Source: National Association of College & University Business Officers

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:13 AM

9. Hope they learned a lesson

They should have gotten the "hint" when they were thoroughly disrespected by the dumbass on the sofa in an official "photo-op" -

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:18 AM

10. Not worth saving

Let's see.......women, African Americans, Native Americans, and Muslims are all on the cut list. Only help people that look like him. Oh wait---there aren't that many bloated white guys with bad orange comb overs.....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:26 AM

11. Is anybody surprised at this?

Two words: 25th Amendment*

*I know that means Pense - but how much more of this can we take?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:36 AM

13. I'll confess it, this made me laugh out loud.

The Trump administration has been exploiting the HBCUs for months, it seems fitting they should now knife them in the back. This is the way they operate, folks.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #13)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:38 PM

15. Trump is vindictive -that is the Trump for sure.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:13 PM

14. asshole being an asshole...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:42 PM

16. Drumpf is destroying America.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #16)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:01 PM

21. Yes. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:45 PM

17. Trump can't even spell "constitutional authority."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:09 PM

18. Trump to Black Voters: What Do You Have to Lose?

 

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:49 PM

19. Keep it up, trump.

Whether or not you succeed with this and the rest of your hateful agenda, you will lose Congress, the Presidency, and all but the stupidest of the American people. You will create so much backlash that all the voter suppression and gerrymandering in the world won't be good enough to steal all the elections.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:30 PM

20. I don't understand why this isn't bigger news

In a fucked political atmosphere, this is extremely fucked up

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 09:02 PM

22. Unconscionable.

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