James Cordon schools apathetic Trump with 297 copies of ‘Philadelphia’

It is becoming increasingly obvious that President Donald Trump doesn’t care about people living with HIV/AIDS.

That’s the conclusion six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) came to, leading them to resign.

They cited his attempt to take away access to healthcare from those living with HIV/AIDS with his goal of repealing Obamacare, as well as his refusal to meet with advocates during the campaign, his failure to appoint someone to head the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.

If you go to the official Office of National AIDS Policy webpage on WhiteHouse.gov it remains blank.

Trump’s proposed budget asks Congress to cut $300 million from HIV/AIDS funding, a move that has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum, including from former president George W. Bush.

Cordon came to the same inevitable conclusion: Trump doesn’t care.

“But he should care, we all should care,” Cordon said.

“I looked up some stats, which is shocking, really. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. live with HIV/AIDS, and of those nearly 60 percent are unable to access lifesaving medications. And that’s not to mention the 36.7 million people worldwide who live with HIV, of whom nearly 2 million are children under the age of 15.”

Cordon said that most people may not know those statistics, because of the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. Many people don’t want to talk about it, he said, making it easier to continue to ignore.

He said when he grew up, the topic was so taboo that he ended up learning about it mostly through the movie Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks.

“As I learned more, I started to care about it,” said Cordon. “So today I started thinking, maybe that’s the problem here. Maybe Donald Trump doesn’t care because he’s never seen Philadelphia. In fact, I’m almost certain that’s what it is.”

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