Trump Promises To “Eradicate AIDS In 10 Years”

Yahoo News reports:

President Donald Trump is wrapping up a quiet weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Florida before heading back to Washington. The President relaxed in the way he knows best, hitting the golf course for a round in one of the few places in the US where that’s possible this wintry weekend. But before getting back on Air Force 1, the Commander-in-Tweet fired off one message, vowing to continue the fight to eradicate AIDS, “community by community.”

The Washington Blade reports:

In a proclamation recognizing World AIDS Day, President Trump again has omitted any recognition of LGBTQ people as among the groups primarily affected by the epidemic. Such was the case in proclamations issued in 2017 and 2018. But the latest absence of LGBTQ people stands out even more because Trump takes the occasion to tout his administration’s plan to beat HIV by 2030.

“Through this initiative, we will continue to lead the charge in applying the latest science to better diagnose, treat, care for and save the lives of individuals living with HIV by focusing on the cities and states most impacted by the disease,” Trump writes. By promoting his administration’s plan to beat HIV/AIDS without enumerating the groups most affected by the epidemic, Trump declines to recognize HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue and not just a disease.