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Seth Meyers Dismantles Trump's Barbaric Budget Proposal

“How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food?"

Photo Credit: Late Night with Seth Meyers/YouTube

There's only one thing "Late Night" host Seth Meyers wants to know after Donald Trump's 10th week in office: "Are you sick of winning yet? Because if you are, you better get to the doctor before Trump takes away your health care."

Republicans' Obamacare replacement would hit much of Trump's base the hardest, a reality even Trump admitted to Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

“For any other president it would be a smoking gun, but for Trump it’s a guy smoking," Meyers joked. "‘Yeah I know. I know. F*ck ’em.'”

Trump's budget proposal spells bad news for rural America as well.

Along with cuts to foreign aid, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Environmental Protection Agency, the proposal would also slash the Meals on Wheels program.

"I understand you won, and because you won, you get to suggest cuts to the budget. Cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency? Saw that coming. The only environments you care for are fairways and greens, and that endangered marshland you call a haircut," Meyers continued. "Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts? Again, not surprised. The only art you like are paintings of yourself where they take out the neck fat. But Meals on Wheels?!" 

“How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food?"


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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