Since Donald Trump entered the White House, the government’s support of HIV/AIDS policy has deteriorated.
As soon as Trump swore into the White House, its website took down any mention of LGBTQ Rights or its HIV/AIDS policies on treatment and prevention of the disease.
In addition, Trump has submitted a budget proposal that will take out $242 million from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief that was brought in by Former President George W. Bush.
Plus, the new health care plan that the Republican party is trying to use as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act will end up costing Americans millions and hurting several civilians living with HIV/AIDS.
All of these developments eventually led to six members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS advisory council quitting.
“As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care,” they wrote.
And now celebrity talk show host James Corden in sharing his two cents on the matter. And how did he do that? By sending the president 297 copies of the movie Philadelphia.
No, this was not in response to a Philadelphia campaign to add two new colored stripes to the rainbow flag.
This is because the ‘90s film Philadelphia stars Tom Hanks as an HIV-postivie lawyer who sues his company for discrimination with the help of Denzel Washington. The film is powerful and speaks greatly for people living with HIV/AIDS.