After intense backlash from lawmakers and critics, President Trump told reporters Thursday that he has overridden a proposal by his administration to slash funds from the Special Olympics in the wake of intense backlash.
""The Special Olympics will be funded. I just told my people, I wanna fund the Special Olympics, and I just authorized a funding of the Special Olympics. I've been to the Special Olympics, I think it's incredible and I just authorized a funding. I heard about it this morning. I have overridden my people. We're funding the Special Olympics."
Reality check: Trump does not have the power to authorize funding of the Special Olympics — only Congress does. The proposal to strip its funding came from the draft budget his administration submitted to Congress, which was likely to be disregarded anyway.