POLITICS
03/16/2017 04:42 am ET Updated Mar 18, 2017

#LetThemDie: 'Heartless' Donald Trump Blasted For Slashing Meals On Wheels Funds

The president's budget request eliminates federal grants for meals.

President Donald Trump is coming under fire for proposing a budget that includes slashing funding for Meals on Wheels programs.

Meals on Wheels provides food to the elderly, poor, veterans, disabled and others who often can’t leave their homes.

However, under the proposed budget, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s entire $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program would be eliminated, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The grants fund services for low-income Americans ― including grants for Meals on Wheels programs.

Since most Meals on Wheels programs use funding from several sources, it’s unlikely the cuts would end the services. However, they could force many to reduce the number of people they are able to serve.

And many people criticized the proposed cuts on Twitter: 

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