Governance Politics

TRUMP GOES ABROAD; INSISTS ON BUDGET CUTS!

President Donald Trump has arrived Israel after his official visit to Saudi Arabia where he asked leaders of muslim countries to tackle islamic extremism headlong.

Trump in his address enjoined those present to work together qith the United States to put an end to the killing of innocent people in the name of religion.

He reiterated there’s no place for lectures except adopting principled realism, offering patnership to the nations based on shared interests and values.

“This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or dofferent civilizations…this is a bqttle between babaric criminals who seek to oblitrrate humam lige and decent people all in the name of religion. This is a bqttle between good and evil”.

Responding, King Salman of Saudi Arabia subtlt admonished the US over its strict visa policies. He said the profiling of religions and countries based on religion and sectarian background is not acceptable by the musli m nations.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the peace his country seeks is a genuine, and durable, one in which the Israelibstate is recognised.

In the meantime, President Trump’s budget proposal on Tueaday is expected to include massive cuts to Medicaid which is the state-federql prpgramme that provides health care to  lpw imcome Americans.

He also plans to call for changes in the anti-poverty programmes tgat would give states new powers to limit a range of benefits.

Going ahead witj plans to include medicaid in budget cuts is Mr Trump’s way of rejecting calls from some Senate Republicans  nit to reverse the expansion of former President Obama’s Affordqble Care Act.

Budget proposals by the White House are a way for an administration to push forward and spell out its goals and and priorities for Congress to work with.

About the author

Adetola Kayode

For more than 20 years, Adetola Kayode has trained and worked in the broadcasting world as a writer, reporter, news anchor and presenter. Presently, she plies her trade with Lagos Television, LTV, the foremost state owned Television station in Nigeria.

In the course of that time, her work has made tremendous impact by beaming spotlight on human conditions, thoughts and insightful coverage of the lives of the disadvantaged people across Nigeria.

With her sharp, witty take on the most pressing social issues, she “gives a voice to the voiceless” by engaging authorities at state and national levels.

Outside of broadcasting, she has also been a constant pillar of support to several charities,non-governmental organisations and publications. As an adviser to some of these NGOs, she provides guidance and unpaid communication consulting towards the well-being and education of less privileged people across the country.
Travelling,singing and proofreading gives her joy and satisfaction.

Adetola is a 2016/2017 fellow of the United States of America's Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, an alumnus of the Radio Netherlands Training Centre, RNTC, The Netherlands, The Lagos State University, LASU {MCS} and The Polytechnic, Ibadan {OND/HND Broadcast Major}

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