Maddow Drops Another Bomb: Trump Took $29M From The Coast Guard Ahead Of Hurricane Season
It was bad enough that the Trump administration took $10 million from FEMA to fund migrant detention camps – especially as climate change generates stronger storms like the one we’re seeing barrel toward the Carolinas.
But Rachel Maddow revealed on Wednesday that it’s actually much worse than that. The administration didn’t just take money from FEMA; they took nearly three times more – $29 million – out of the U.S. Coast Guard to fund increased ICE detention operations.
The Coast Guard, of course, is the branch of the U.S. armed forces that is often on the front lines when it comes to rescuing people caught in a devastating natural disaster.