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NYT: Trump Budget Cuts National Endowment for the Arts

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 10:53 PM

President Donald Trump's proposed budget will completely cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, The New York Times reports.

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the arts endowment, told staffers about the proposed cut during a private meeting, two people present told the Times.

But with the budget process expected to take several months, Chu told her staff the endowment would continue to conduct business as usual for now.

Public funding of the arts has long been a target of conservatives because they feel tax dollars shouldn't fund art they believe to often be obscene or left-leaning. Still, no president has ever proposed a complete elimination of funding.

The endowments were created under President Lyndon Johnson in 1965.

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