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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 04:57 AM

Trump Says He Will Reverse Pentagon Plan to Close Newspaper That Informs and Speaks for Troops

WASHINGTON — President Trump said late Friday that he planned to reverse Pentagon budget cuts that would have permanently closed Stars and Stripes, the military newspaper that has both informed and spoken for American troops over the decades.

Under Defense Department spending plans, the paper would cease print and online publication by Sept. 30, a move seen as expanding the Trump administration’s war on news media to include those paid by the government to cover the military.

Yet, while the demise of Stars and Stripes had been in budget cuts first proposed by Mr. Trump’s Pentagon in February, the president announced the paper would continue to publish.

“The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch,” Mr. Trump posted on Twitter several hours after major news organizations began publishing stories about the pending closure of the newspaper. “It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military!”

The reversal came as the White House was in full defensive mode over published reports that the president had disparaged American military personnel killed in the nation’s wars. A senior administration official confirmed that Mr. Trump tweeted after aides had showed him news coverage that blamed him for shuttering Stars and Stripes, and so he decided to reverse the Pentagon spending cuts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/04/us/politics/stars-and-stripes-trump-military.html


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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:48 AM

1. Whose plan? Where did the idea come from? Who was driving it?

I suspect it started with Trump and was being pushed by his flunkies.
Now he will jump up and be the savior? Child please.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:08 AM

2. I wonder

If they'll be publishing any more polls?

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:23 AM

3. trump 'has too much time on his hands'

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:33 AM

4. Frantically trying to fix the problem he created.

He’s such an unbelievable asshole...

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