JUST IN: Donald Trump just took the hammer to a major piece of Michelle Obama’s legacy, and she’s undoubtedly furious about it.
There is perhaps nothing Michelle Obama is more proud of from her time as First Lady than her precious “Let’s Move!” program. That’s why she was undoubtedly devastated this week when Trump ended the “Let’s Move!” program and revamped it to emphasize organized sports.
Breitbart reported that Trump has renamed Michelle’s initiative the “President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.” While Michelle was focusing on individual exercise, Trump’s program will have an emphasis on sporting events to keep kids active.
Trump issued an executive order renaming the program on Tuesday, and it read in part:
Good health, including physical activity and proper nutrition, supports Americans’, particularly children’s, well‑being, growth, and development. Participating in sports allows children to experience the connection between effort and success, and it enhances their academic, economic, and social prospects. Many of America’s leaders attribute their lifetime achievements to lessons learned through sports participation and athletic activity. Additionally, youth sports help working parents and guardians by providing their children opportunities to engage in productive, positive activities outside of school. Unfortunately, during the past decade youth participation in team sports has declined. As of 2016, only 37 percent of children played team sports on a regular basis, down from 45 percent in 2008. Particularly troubling is that sports participation disproportionately lags among young girls and children who are from economically distressed areas.
This national strategy shall focus on children and youth in communities with below-average sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.
With this initiative, Trump is hoping to develop a national strategy to encourage kids to participate in sports programs saying.
“This national strategy shall focus on children and youth in communities with below-average sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas,” he explained.
Ivanka Trump also touted the new program in a recent oped.
“Promoting youth sports is an important pillar of our Working Families Agenda,” she wrote. “When young people have more opportunities to participate in positive, supervised after-school sports programs, studies suggest They are less likely to be involved in, or be a victim of, crime.”
“We believe that every child deserves the chance to play and engage in sports and recreational activities, regardless of their zip code, athletic potential or financial status,” she added. “We are working to remove barriers to entry so that students can improve their lives and their future outcomes, and so that we adequately prepare the next generation of leaders to lift up our communities and strengthen our nation.”
Michelle’s “Let’s Move!” initiative was often criticized for the inclusion of the former First Lady’s strict and unappetizing school lunch policies. Trump also ended these school lunch policies soon after he took office.
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