Trump Administration Drafting Plan To Condition U.S. Foreign Aid On Nations’ Treatment Of Religious Minorities, POLITICO Reports
POLITICO: Trump weighs conditioning foreign aid on religious freedom
“Aides to President Donald Trump are drafting plans to condition U.S. aid to other countries on how well they treat their religious minorities, two White House officials said. The proposal is expected to cover U.S. humanitarian assistance, and could also be broadened to include American military aid to other countries. If the proposal becomes reality, it could have a major effect on U.S. assistance in a range of places, from Iraq to Vietnam. Its mere consideration shows how much the White House prioritizes religious freedom, an emphasis critics say is really about galvanizing Trump’s evangelical Christian base…” (Toosi/Orr, 11/11).