Donald Trump Bans Diversity Training And Calls It ‘Anti-American Propaganda’

Trump is banning federal agencies from conducting workplace training sessions on race, which he believes are 'anti-American propaganda'

Trump is banning federal agencies from conducting workplace training sessions on race, which he believes are 'anti-American propaganda'

US President Donald Trump has ordered federal agencies to cease using tax dollars for "anti-racism" training for government officials, which the White House slammed as inflammatory "propaganda" meant to smear the US as "evil".

"The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over", Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought announced on Twitter. He noted that "millions of taxpayer dollars" have been spent to this effect.

The Washington Post obtained the memo delivered to federal agencies on Friday that spells out the president's stance on the matter and instructs federal agencies to expect more guidance in the near future.

President Donald Trump is looking to revamp the federal government's racial sensitivity training curriculum, deeming some sessions to be "un-American" and "divisive", according to an unearthed White House memorandum.

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Such trainings "not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce", Vought wrote, adding that "We can not accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce".

The memo cites press reports as having influenced Trump's decision, and that these press reports have "claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job".

The two-page memo spoke on the effects of the training sessions, saying, "These types of "trainings" not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce".

"We can be proud of our continued efforts to welcome all individuals who seek to serve their fellow Americans as Federal employees", Vought wrote.

The training often touches on subjects related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory".

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