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03/19/2017 11:27 pm ET

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Budget Will Make America Weak, Sick & Stupid

"We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won't happen until we first Make America Smart Again."
Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter over the weekend to rip into President Donald Trump's budget proposals.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter over the weekend to rip into President Donald Trump's budget proposals.

Make America Smart Again” has been Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rallying cry since Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. Now the astrophysicist, author, host of the “StarTalk” podcast and TV show and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History is warning America that it will need more than an intelligence boost if Trump’s proposed budget is passed. 

While Tyson didn’t mention the president by name on Sunday, there was no doubt he was referring to Trump’s proposed cuts to science, the arts, health, education and more in a series of tweets:  

Last week, Tyson said he was holding back on criticism until he saw some actual policy proposals. With the budget now public, it looks like Tyson is making good on his word.

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