Donald Trump suffered what would have been a major PR setback to other administrations in June when six of the members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned in protest. The resignations came after the members determined that Trump didn’t care sufficiently about the prevention and cure of HIV/AIDS.
But it was proposed cuts that were part of the Obamacare replacement bill (that ultimately failed) that finally spurred the members to resign. In June they also cited the fact that Trump had not yet appointed anyone to lead the White House Office of Aids Policy as further evidence that Trump was not concerned about AIDS policy.
In mid-September there is still no leadership, no action, and the White House website this morning still had no content – just a blank page – for the section dedicated to the Office of National AIDS Policy. The director of this office according to Scott Schoettes, “is an important conduit from the council to the White House. It has a seat on the domestic policy council. By contrast, Obama had appointed someone to this post a little over a month into his administration.”
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