Yes, this was fake news: The “heartless” Trump budget was going to starve millions of people.

But I’m sure that the Anti-Trumpests will come up with another lie.

That is what they seem to do best.

Via National Review.

The story that Trump’s budget would kill the Meals on Wheels program was too good to check. But it was false.

It made for great copy — irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable. “Trump’s Budget Would Kill a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens,” blared Time’s headline. “Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels,” claimed The Hill, in a piece that got 26,000 shares.

But it was false. And it wouldn’t have taken long for reporters to find and provide some needed context to the relationship between federal block grant programs, specifically Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and the popular Meals on Wheels program.

I started on the organization’s own website. From Thursday’s conversation in the press, it was easy to assume that block grant programs — CDBG and similar block grants for community services and social services — are the main source of federal funding for Meals on Wheels. Not so.

Instead, as the national site explains, the major source of federal funding for the programs, accounting for 35 percent of overall local budgets, comes through the Sixties-era Older Americans Act. (Local programs also obtain support from state and county governments, private donors, and so on.)….

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  1. Minnie says:

    And now Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday is also spreading fake news is also complicit in spreading this lie ! Making a big deal to Paul Ryan in his interview today ! Claiming that over 20 million Seniors are in jeopardy with funding cuts !! It’s also of note that Ryan didn’t grab the opportunity to defend the President with facts !! Ryan “the snake ” needs to go ! Another fact is that very few get free meals with this program! The fact is there is a fee for most .

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