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Roughly half of the administration’s proposed cuts come from canceling the funding for a ninth National Security Cutter (NSC), a vessel that the Coast Guard did not request; it was once described by then-director of the Office of Management and Budget Shaun Donovan as "unnecessary." It is currently in preproduction at Huntington Ingalls' Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard.
The administration's budget proposal also calls for the Coast Guard to eliminate its top counterterrorism unit, the Maritime Security Response Team, and all of its regional Maritime Safety and Security Teams. In addition to other duties, the Coast Guard small-boat units provide the waterborne security detail for Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach during presidential visits.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Trump knows exactly what he's doing, he's just following his orders.
"Do and say stupid things all you want, as long as the media bashes you then your supporters will ignore all the lies you tell and bad decisions you make just because the media is reporting it."
I'm pretty sure that's how the plan was drawn up. Have a compulsive liar put into office then plant the seed in his follower's minds that the media is out to get him so that whenever the media points out his foolishness his supporters will ignore it and believe the opposite.
They've basically set it up to where no matter how much Trump lies his supporters will believe the media is lying about HIM lying so that they (his supporters) will rationalize his lies into "truth", all in spite of the media.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: EightAhoy
Trump cut wasteful funding for an overpriced ship that was not wanted or needed!
Some well-commected contactor won't be able to buy a third vacation home now!