Trump Bans Use of ‘Liberal’ Words From Official CDC Documents

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The Trump administration just instituted a ban on the CDC’s use of the words ‘evidence-based’, ‘science-based’, ‘transgender’, ‘fetus’, ‘diversity’, ‘entitlement’ and ‘vulnerable’ in their official budget reports to the White House.

In what some are calling an increasingly fascist administration, Trump’s White House has now told government disease organization the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) they can no longer use the words ‘evidence-based’, ‘science-based’, ‘transgender’, ‘fetus’, ‘diversity’, ‘entitlement’ and ‘vulnerable’ in official CDC budget reports which are submitted each year.

When Senior CDC officials distributed this list of words to policy analysts on Thursday, reactions were deeply critical, saying one such official to the Washington Post,

“It was very much, ‘Are you serious? Are you kidding?’ In my experience, we’ve never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint.”

The ban comes before the official document on the 2019 CDC budget due for release in February 2018.

The same analyst had attended a meeting at the Atlanta CDC office and explained that the phrases “evidence-based” or “science-based,” must be replaced with the words, “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes.”

The Trump White House administration has been continually declined to acknowledge many science-related facts presented, especially climate change and issues of abortion, with Trump claiming that climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese.

However, this new effort to alter the language of official government organizations is almost propaganda in reverse, where the leaders in the White House are actually actively turning a blind eye to what is accepted scientific fact by the science community. Furthermore, it reflects more tyrannical policy in which whatever Donald Trump wants becomes law, regardless of anyone in the organization itself agreeing with it.

CDC  director Brenda Fitzgerald, a Republican who headed the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011 until July 2017 when she obtained her new seat heading the Center for Disease Control under the Trump administration, released a statement to the public via Twitter regarding the matter stating, “I want to assure you there are no banned words at CDC. We will continue to talk about all our important public health programs. As part of our commitment to provide for the common defense of the country against health threats, science is and will remain the foundation of our work.”

Meanwhile, CDC spokesman Matt Lloyd, repeated the statement to medical news website STAT and other online publications with roughly the same statement:

“The assertion that HHS has ‘banned words’ is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process. HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans. HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions.”

However, these statements do not refute that these words and phrases have been ordered to be removed from budget reports to the President.



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