Trump's immoral budget

What kind of president believes the nation needs $6 billion less in medical research?

After reading The Sun article that delineated how the National Institutes of Health would lose $5.8 billion for medical research, I was stunned ("Trump's budget suggests major changes in Md.," March 16). Hubert Humphrey said, "The moral test of government is how it treats those in the dawn of life, those in the twilight of life, and those in the shadows of life."

It is apparent from his cutting of funds for the NIH that President Donald Trump doesn't value those that are in medical need in these various stages of life. Jesus said in the Bible (the same Bible that President Trump professes to use as his spiritual compass): "Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me."

It is clear that as Mr. Trump drastically cuts funding for the NIH and those that are in need, he is not guided by religious tenets but by his ego and his religion of ambivalence. 

Jim Mundy, Ellicott City

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