Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation

The Trump administration fired the remaining 16 members of the top White House advisory board on HIV and AIDS-related issues it was reported on Thursday. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seen in the Oval Office on December

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But while President Barack Obama had terminated all Bush appointees to the council, this situation is different, said Maldonado, who was appointed by Obama and was to serve into next year.

Mr Schoettes was one of six former council members who left the council in June, claiming that the President "simply does not care" about people living with HIV.

The Trump administration reportedly fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS on Wednesday (27 December).

"Like any administration, they want their own people there".

It is not uncommon for administrations to purge government agencies of holdovers from the previous presidency so that it can hire its own personnel. After Barack Obama entered office his White House dismissed all PACHA’s members appointed during Georg
Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation

"Changing the makeup of federal advisory committee members is a common occurrence during administration changes", Hayes said in the statement. "Two, many of us, our terms were over earlier this year and we were sworn back in, and three were stayed on almost four months after an executive order was signed continuing the council", he said.

The PACHA website, which says it was updated December 28, now shows only two staff; all council members photos and bios were removed.

According to the Washington Blade, the White House informed the council members they were terminated without explanation with a letter via FedEx.

"I'll be upset and I will speak up if ever felt that there were policies advanced or approaches to education taken that would impact people's lives", Sullivan said. Reports came out that Trump, behind closed doors and complaining about immigration statistics, was allegedly upset that tens of thousands of Haitians came to the USA each year, telling advisers the immigrants from that nation "all have AIDS". "I was an Obama appointee and my term was continuing until 2018".

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But Maldonado questioned why Trump didn't change the board at the beginning of his presidency, instead waiting almost a year.

But Maldonado said the termination of PACHA members during the Trump administration is only partially consistent with the Obama years.

But gay rights advocates say the Trump administration has been discriminatory in a subtle way, leaving out any reference to the LGBTQ community from their statements.

To this date, the White House has yet to appoint a director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, which was one of the reasons the six members of PACHA resigned in June.

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On World AIDS Day, the Department of Health and Human Services published a notice in the Federal Register inviting nominations of members to serve on PACHA. Members, who are not paid, offer recommendations to the five-year plan responding to the epidemic.

"I just am coming to the acknowledgment that the traditional tactics of politicking and policy and strategy and negotiation, the kind of standard tools that we're trying to use, that the status quo is no longer acceptable", Maldonado said.

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