Compassionate program that feeds schoolchildren is again at risk

THE SHINBONE STAR

The Great Educationalist Donald Trump’s failed try at dumping at-risk schoolchildren into his astounding sinkhole of uninformed ignorance won’t go down in history as a signature failure of his decaying dynasty, but perhaps it should.

His intended victim last year was a $1.2 billion program called 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a very modest government venture to fund after-school treats and simple education programs for kids who would inevitably be exposed otherwise to the cruelest aspect of poverty.

Unable or unwilling to recognize thuggish behavior, Trump sent out his paternal pit bull, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, with a message slyly revealing Herr Trump intended to use his unearned and undeserved bully pulpit to kiss little babies while he stole their lollipops.

“When we took your money from you, to say, ‘Look, we’re going to go spend it on an after-school program,’ the way we justified it was, ‘These programs are…

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