The Hill and other media news outlets reported earlier this week that President Donald Trump and his team will propose the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
With hopes of cutting federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years, Trump’s proposal would include the eradication of NEA funding.
The NEA in 2016 was granted $148 million of the $4 trillion federal budget from the federal government, but conservatives argue it is a sector of unnecessary government spending.
With news abound about Trump’s decision to eviscerate the NEA, leftist celebrities are critically lambasting the President. Actor Tim Daly claims Trump is making a “huge mistake” since the NEA impacts small cities and communities that otherwise wouldn’t have access to the arts. “The very people, actually, who voted for him,” said Daly at an arts event on Friday.
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In an interview with The Hill, “Orange is the New Black” star Jackie Cruz claims acting saved her life. She believes Trump slashing the budget of the NEA is an attack on entertainment itself. “It’s ridiculous,” she told The Hill. “We need art in our lives.”
The President can not de-fund the arts and arts education. Join the fight for the arts by supporting @thecreativecoalition and the pic.twitter.com/FHxjEcotFe
— Ms. Jackie Cruz (@MsJackieCruz) January 20, 2017
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