White House Defends Trump’s Proposal to Cut Disaster Relief Budget

Administration officials are defending the president’s proposal to cut federal emergency funds even as the southern state of Texas struggles with the aftermath of the worst flooding in its history. The White House said Thursday that adequate relief funds would be available for disasters under President Donald Trump’s proposal. The White House also announced that President Trump is pledging $1 million in personal funds to Harvey storm relief efforts. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports.


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