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The Trump administration's attempts to wipe away the Obama legacy doesn't end with Barack, it also extends to Michelle. On Monday, team Trump took aim at two initiatives spearheaded by the former first lady -- childhood nutrition and education for girls.
President Trump's new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said on Monday that he's ending some restrictions on federally funded lunch programs that required schools to limit fat and salt and offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to students across the country. The initiative was part of the former first lady's push to get children to eat healthier meals.
On the same day, CNN reported that employees of the Peace Corps were instructed to stop using the phrase "Let Girls Learn," another Michelle Obama initiative, because the program is ending. (USA Today)
The Black Milwaukee sheriff who referred to Black Lives Matter as a “terrorist organization” is reportedly being considered for a position at the Department of Homeland Security.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is in line to become the next assistant secretary at the DHS’ Office of Partnership and Engagement, according to Politico, citing three sources familiar with the Trump administration’s planning.
American democracy is in crisis. The election of Donald Trump feels like a state of emergency made normal.
Trump has threatened violence against his political enemies. He has made clear he does not believe in the norms and traditions of American democracy — unless they serve his interests. Trump and his advisers consider a free press to be enemies of his regime. Trump repeatedly lies and has a profoundly estranged relationship with empirical reality. He uses obvious and naked racism, nativism and bigotry to mobilize his voters and to disparage entire groups of people such as Latinos and Muslims. READ MORE AT SALON.COM