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Trump Backs off Proposed Special Olympics Cut, Hours After DeVos Defended It

March 28, 2019

By: Alyson Klein

Source: Education Week

President Donald Trump reversed himself on a budget proposal to cut nearly $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.

“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” Trump told reporters at the White House Thursday. “I have overriden my people. We’re funding the Special Olympics.” He suggested that he had just learned of the proposed cut earlier in the day, even though it has been part of his last three budgets.

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