Sep 5, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump targets "white privilege" training as "anti-American"

Via The White House

President Trump moved to halt federal agencies' anti-racism training, calling the sessions "divisive, anti-American propaganda," AP reports.

Why it matters: The memo comes as the country has faced a reckoning this summer over racial injustice in policing and other spheres of American life.

  • OMB director Russell Vought, in a memo to executive branch agencies, cites "press reports" as contributing to Trump's decision.
    • That apparently refers to segments on Fox News and other outlets that have stoked conservative outrage about the training.

Read the memo.

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