CNN has just learned that President Trump will be ending former first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” program, immediately terminating the program which provided educational opportunities for young women across the world.
“Moving forward, we will not continue to use the ‘Let Girls Learn’ brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” announced Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley.
Former Obama chief of staff Tina Tchen expressed her disappointment with the move. “We felt it was important to have a branded campaign that drew attention to those issues, and we found that when we did it, we had extraordinary support. I think it’s unfortunate to not continue with the branded campaign. We think that this is an issue that has bipartisan support, it’s really not a Republican or Democratic issue.”
Why Trump would terminate such an uncontroversial and obviously beneficial program is beyond comprehension unless it would be to save funds in order to pay for his proposed colossal tax breaks.
There has been no comment from Ivanka Trump, who has been loudly declaring herself a champion of women’s rights and empowerment while doing nothing to stop her father as he deprives women of opportunity and education in the places where it is needed the most.
Coming on the heels of the Trump administration’s decision to roll back Michelle Obama’s nutrition standards for school lunches, it’s obvious that Trump is waging a personal crusade against all things Obama out of pure spite, no matter how productive or beneficial they may have been.