This Tuesday, June 18, donald trump officially launched his campaign for the 2020 presidential elections. In a speech delivered in Orlando, he promised to tackle in a radical way two extremely dreaded diseases: cancer and the HIV. The American president announced that his administration would “propose the remedies” against these evils.
Trump plans to ‘cure cancer’, second leading cause of death worldwide
382,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in France in 2018, and 157,400 people are deadaccording to the National Cancer Institute. On the other hand, at least 6,424 French discovered their seropositivity in 2017, and almost a third realized it too late, when the infection was already at an advanced stage, according to AIDS Info Service. Real scourges, these diseases are rampant throughout the world.
To be done re-electUS President Trump is betting on promises of healing of these deadly pathologies. “We will go even further, with new medical frontiers,” he said. “We will offer remedies for many, many problems, many, many diseases, including cancer and even more. And we are getting closer and closer.”
Very ambitious commitments, and which may surprise, insofar as his son, Donald Trump Jr., recently mocked of the former vice-president Joe Biden (currently Democratic presidential candidate) for making the same promise to cure cancer. The latter, in fact, founded the Biden Cancer Initiative after his son died of brain cancer in 2015, and pledged to fight cancer during a recent election campaign.
Tweet: Donald Trump Jr.: “Joe Biden said, ‘If you elect me president, I’ll cure cancer’. Wow. Why the hell haven’t you done that for the past 50 years, Joe?”
Eradicating AIDS by 2030: the president’s other ambitious project
In his State of the Union address earlier this year, Donald Trump promised to eradicate AIDS from here 2030, a point he again emphasized at the rally in Orlando. In his budget proposal for 2020, he asked 291 million dollars, for the first phase of its plan to fight new HIV infections in the United States.
It also includes increased funding for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, to fund care health and the support to the sick, and an additional $50 million to expand access to Prep, an anti-HIV drug. “We’re going eradicate AIDS in America once and for all – and we’re really close to it,” he proclaimed.
Statements that come shortly after reviews of his detractors. According to them, the previous year’s budget, allocated to HIV research, suffered an attempt to diversions of funds, in order to finance detention centers for undocumented immigrant children.
Tweet: “In this single excerpt: Trump promises to cure cancer, AIDS, and lay the groundwork for landing on Mars – all in his second term.”