No one is really sure what Trump is trying to do at this point. The reckless nature in which he runs his post at the White House is nothing short of abominable, and the danger that awaits us is yet to be seen. One thing is certain, human lives have and will continue to be lost under Trump’s childish reign.
Back in June, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned as a form of protest against Donald Trump, who was seemingly ignoring the cause, and now, The Donald has fired the remaining sixteen members of the council, leaving zero.
There is no longer a Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS ravaged the nation, killing millions of Americans in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It was during that time that a movement was created that extended to the governments of multiple countries.
Trump has now completely abandoned that movement that has brought light to so many lives, of not only the people afflicted with this disease, but the people who love them as well.
It's not true that Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS without explanation. There actually IS a very simple explanation: Trump doesn't give a flying fuck about protecting people from the spread of HIV/AIDS. https://t.co/h67mBS6yMC
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) December 29, 2017
According to The Daily Beast:
“The remaining 16 members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS were told they were being fired Wednesday, via a FedExed letter from the White House.”
According to Newsweek:
“Created in 1995, PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention, and an eventual cure for HIV.”
“Members, appointed by the President, currently include public health officials, researchers, health care providers, faith leaders, HIV advocates, and people living with HIV. PACHA also monitors and provides recommendations to effectively implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which was created by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy in 2010 and revised in 2015.”
The internet is furious over this decision, with people taking to Twitter to issues their responses. We got the best ones below: