During his State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump shared many plans, calls to action, and predictions. However his most valuable admission was his promise to tackle two major threats to human health.
President Trump boldly declared he would “defeat AIDS in America” and battle against childhood cancer.
“In recent years, we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS,” said Trump. “My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.”
Trump has proven he is taking the AIDS issue seriously when he replaced all 16 members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He is expected to announce a new director for the Office of National AIDS Policy as well.
Later Trump would introduce 10-year-old Grace Eline, as he moved to speak about the threat of childhood cancer.
“Tonight,” he said, “I am also asking you to join me in another fight that all Americans can get behind: the fight against childhood cancer.”
“Every birthday since she was 4, Grace asked her friends to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” Trump continued. “She did not know that one day she might be a patient herself.”
He then extolled on the child’s formidable will saying, “Last year, Grace was diagnosed with brain cancer. Immediately, she began radiation treatment. At the same time, she rallied her community and raised more than $40,000 dollars for the fight against cancer.”
“Many childhood cancers have not seen new therapies in decades,” Trump pointed out before pledging that, “My budget will ask Congress for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund this critical life-saving research.”
These diseases plague millions of Americans each year, what a wonderful gift Trump could give to the U.S.A. by seeing them cured.