Schwarzenegger: Trump's Proposed After-School Cuts Should Be Terminated


Arnold Schwarzenegger is criticizing President Trump's plans to cut funding for after-school programs.

He brought together government and education leaders from all 50 states to a National Afterschool Summit at USC.

The former governor says he planned the summit long before Trump made his announcement about the proposed cuts.

However once the budget's details came out, he wasn't holding anything back.

“President Trump promised us that he wants to make America great again. That’s not how you make America great, by taking $1.2 billion away from the children and robbing them blind."

These cuts are a part of a Trump administration budget proposal that is meant to reduce federal education spending by almost $9 billion. 

Schwarzenegger says that investing in after-school programs would save the government money in the long run because providing students this opportunity will keep them out of trouble.

“Why would you do that? Why would you balance the budget on the backs of these kids? Kids are the most vulnerable citizens. Kids are our future.”

This isn't the first time Schwarzenegger has disagreed with Trump.

He didn't support him during the 2016 presidential election and disagreed with him about issues like the travel ban, environmental protections and approval ratings.


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