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Clinton Slams Trump Budget’s ‘Unimaginable’ Cruelty

Hillary Clinton has described President Trump’s budget proposal as an “onslaught” on vulnerable groups of Americans, saying it shows an “unimaginable level of cruelty.” Hours after Trump’s proposal was made public Tuesday, the former presidential candidate urged supporters to speak out against the planned budget, which would slash Medicaid funding and force millions of low-income people off of food assistance. “This administration and Republicans in Congress are mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women, and seniors,” Clinton said. Speaking after being honored by the Children’s Health Fund in New York, she said the budget “shows an unimaginable level of cruelty and lack of imagination and disdain for the struggles of millions of Americans, including millions of children.” “It’s time to send a resounding message that we will not stand for this attack on the most vulnerable among us,” she said. Her comments follow the launch this month of her own political organization aimed at fighting Trump’s policies.