“I’m going to have to be paying loans until I’m 51 years old.”
43 million people like John Wallis, a recent medical school graduate with a passion for service, owe a combined $1.5 TRILLION in student debt.
Trump’s administration has been hostile to students since the start. Last year, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed rules to cut an estimated $13 billion in student loan relief for students defrauded by for-profit colleges.
Trump’s most recent budget proposal would cut $207 billion from the student loan program, “eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and cutting subsidized student loans.” The program helps doctors, non-profit employees, government employees, and law enforcement officials by forgiving their federal student loans forgiven after 10 years of timely payments. Americans like John have been counting on it.
Trump invites foreign governments to interfere in the 2020 election
Last night, Trump gave another direct invitation for foreign governments to interfere in the 2020 election, smearing the FBI in the process:
- Trump said he wouldn’t call the FBI if a foreign adversary provided him with dirt on a political opponent.
- When he was told that the FBI director mandates reporting of such contact, Trump’s response: “The FBI director is wrong.”
- Once again, Trump is openly admitting that he we wants the help of foreign adversaries, just like he did in July of 2016 when he stood on stage and said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”
- Russia heeded that call. As Mueller’s report details, “Within approximately five hours of Trump’s statement, GRU officers targeted for the first time Clinton’s personal office.”
Congress must take action to safeguard our democracy against foreign interference—and against Trump himself. Rep. Adam Schiff had a suggestion on Maddow last night: “Plainly we’re going to have to spell it out crystal clear in the law that getting dirt from a foreign power is considered a prohibited foreign contribution to a campaign. We can call it ‘The Donald Trump Act’ if we need any further clarity.”
The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel announced today that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on multiple occasions and “recommends that she be removed from federal service.”
We wonder what “alternative facts” Conway will spew to spin this one.