In an astonishing order, the Trump administration has banned the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words - including “fetus,” “transgender,” “diversity” and “science-based” - in any documents used to prepare the agency’s budget, The Washington Post has reported.
CDC policy analysts were reportedly informed of the forbidden words in a 90-minute meeting in Atlanta on Thursday with senior CDC officials. The other banned words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement” and “evidence-based,” according to the Post, citing an unnamed policy analyst. The meeting was led by a senior member of the CDC’s Office of Financial Services. She didn’t know why the words were forbidden and said she was merely relaying information, the Post reported.
Instead of the words “science-based” or “evidence-based,” analysts were told they could use instead: The “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the newspaper reported.
The Post’s source could not recall a previous time in any other administration when words were forbidden.
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Before now I was willing to cut him some slack, but I have to admit it's time for Trump to leave office.
He may or may not be "mentally unfit", but he's WAY TOO FAR out in left field.