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Donald Trump Gives Big Bird The Bird As Children's Show 'Sesame Street' Faces Loss Of Funding

March 29. 2017

Donald Trump to Big Bird: you're fired!

U.S. president, Donald Trump, has proposed cuts to the government owned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), whose annual budget is $445. These cuts would essentially eliminate the long running channel, if its staff fails to raise funding through public donations. PBS routinely runs charity drives on its channel, asking viewers for financial donations. In exchange for some donations, viewers receive a gift, such as a DVD or book.

"Sesame Street" is a popular kids show on PBS, starring Big Bird, who is pictured above. Big Bird is gonna be on food stamps.

The National Endowment for the Arts is also facing budget cuts that could render it defunct. Trump is slashing the budget due to the massive amount of debt acquired under the last two administrations. Trump plans to use the money to improve the U.S. military, which he feels is woefully out of date.

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Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

March 16, 2017 @ 3:01 AM - The fight is on as new president puts Big Bird in his crosshairs. President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.

Trumpís budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.

The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which supports libraries and museums. Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Combined, the four arts organizations account for less than 0.02 percent of the U.S. governmentís $4.6 trillion budget...

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