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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:58 AM

Trump eliminates funding for program honoring Ambassador Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi

As one response said: They never cared anyone, it was always about demeaning Hillary.



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Trump eliminates funding for program honoring Ambassador Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-eliminates-funding-for-program-honoring-ambassador-stevens-who-was-killed-in-benghazi/ar-BB102Bl8?li=BBnb7Kz&fbclid=IwAR35YNAskW4Grq4dd4fEnblAI60iif6B17NcdQdKzbHHZBcqGFGCMJ86HW0




Colby Itkowitz 13 hrs ago


The Trump administration has zeroed out of the State Department budget a request from a nonprofit entity set up in honor of J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 terrorist attacks.

The agency’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal cuts $420 million from its educational and cultural programs, including $5 million for the Stevens Initiative, an organization created to memorialize the late ambassador’s dedication to cultivating international exchanges.

This appears to be at least the third time that dedicated funding for the program has been removed by Trump’s budget officials. For the past two years, Congress has restored it.

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A State Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss official matters, defended the suggested cut, saying that even if it isn’t included in a final budget, it doesn’t necessarily mean the Stevens program will lose funding.

“The flexibility of the ECE [Educational and Cultural Exchange] budget allows for programs to continue under other line items, such as ‘Professional and Cultural Exchanges,’ even when they do not have a separate budget line item,” the official said in an email.
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In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump used the Benghazi attacks to criticize Clinton, saying, “By the way, with Benghazi and with our ambassador — remember? That’s all Hillary Clinton, folks.”

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Reply Trump eliminates funding for program honoring Ambassador Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi (Original post)
riversedge Feb 16 OP
CatMor Feb 16 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 16 #2
calimary Feb 16 #11
Lonestarblue Feb 16 #3
keithbvadu2 Feb 16 #4
Hekate Feb 16 #5
DENVERPOPS Feb 16 #12
Grokenstein Feb 16 #6
dalton99a Feb 16 #7
UniteFightBack Feb 16 #8
Squidly Feb 16 #10
hangaleft Feb 17 #17
PatrickforO Feb 16 #9
KSNY Feb 16 #13
Blue Owl Feb 16 #14
lame54 Feb 16 #15
Boomerproud Feb 16 #16

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:20 AM

1. trump doesn't like people who are killed ..

unless trump did/ordered the killing.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 10:22 AM

2. NeVeR fOrGeT

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:55 PM

11. We WON'T.

And it’s our job to make sure that 1) we don’t forget, and that 2) everybody else doesn’t forget, either.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

3. He needs to pay for another golf trip.

If he inflates prices enough at his resorts, he can get that $3+ million per trip up to $5 million easily.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:34 AM

4. He has to have more money for his wall.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:49 AM

5. The hypocrisy would gag a goat

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:01 PM

12. That is their meditation word and mantra! n/c

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:02 PM

6. Spoiler alert!

The fauxrage among Republicans over Benghazi had absolutely nothing to do with American deaths. Go ahead, ask Generalissimo Corpulente the names of the Americans killed in the attack. You'll be "escorted" away.

A State Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss official matters, defended the suggested cut, saying that even if it isn’t included in a final budget, it doesn’t necessarily mean the Stevens program will lose funding.

“The flexibility of the ECE [Educational and Cultural Exchange] budget allows for programs to continue under other line items, such as ‘Professional and Cultural Exchanges,’ even when they do not have a separate budget line item,” the official said in an email.


Translation: "You can always get money from one of your bleeding-heart giveaway programs if you don't like it. And then we'll defund that too."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:07 PM

7. What the petty tyrant does when he's not eating or sitting on his toilet




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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. All I know is dumps grave better be under lock and key, nothing will grow there with all the piss

 

and shits that would be taken.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:49 PM

10. He will be burried

At mar a lago where only his richest of followers will be allowed to pay respect. Hoping for a category 6 (I know it only goes to 5, but maybe the earth will cook up something special) to wash that stain off the face of the planet.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:58 AM

17. Don't minimize the erosion caused by dancing...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 12:24 PM

9. No surprise there. Those billionaires need EVERY CENT we can give them

in tax cuts! That's what the whole Trump administration IS, don't you know - a welfare program for billionaires.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:06 PM

13. A bit out there, but I wouldn't be surprised if Stevens had been set up

A former Peace Corps volunteer, career Foreign Service Officer, Stevens had to be to the left of some in the State Dept and other agencies.
Rudy Giuliani was on tv in Aug or early September braying about something that would cripple Obama's reelection in 2012...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:35 PM

14. Afterwards tRump was seen sucking his thumb

n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:47 PM

15. They're done with him like...

Boxer in Animal Farm

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 03:49 PM

16. A simple question: what crime has Hillary Clinton

been accused of regarding the attack in Benghazi? What specifically did she do that broke any law? Has anyone ever asked or answered that question?

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