Yup, thats right. Trump is out here talking about mens health.
Mens Health Weekwas started by the (heavily male) Congress in 1994. Its celebrated in the week leading up to Fathers Day.
In the statement, Trump encourages all fathers, brothers, and sons to prioritize their health and well-being by learning more about preventative health practices and steps they can take to live longer, healthier lives.
He notes that men have a lower life expectancy than women and that many men suffer fromcardiovascular disease.
Trump also takes the time to note that our healthcare system is failing many Americans.
Theres lots of reasons to raise your eyebrows at Trumps Mens Health Week statement.
For one, he put out a statement on that and not on Pride Month.
For another, when it comes to mens health, Trump does not think exercise is good for a body, contrary to scientific evidence. After college, he pretty much stopped exercising because he believed the human body was like a battery, with a finite amount of energy, which exercise only depleted, according to the.
Then theres the whole question of healthcare coverage.
In the statement, Trump says that we must ensure that the market for healthcare works for both men and women.
Their current version of that plan would leave 23 million people uninsured by 2026, according to aCongressional Budget Office analysis.
So, thats healthy.
And, of course, theres the whole issue of womens health.
Trump has not exactly been supportive of policies that support womens health, so its extra enraging to see him highlight mens health at a time when women are literally fighting for their right to receive the care they deserve and need.
Those 23 million uninsured people from the AHCA include women. The AHCA would also allow states to take away protections for pre-existing conditions, which hurts women.
The AHCA takes away funding for Planned Parenthood, and Trump already signed a billthat lets states take away funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide abortions.
Meanwhile, Trump appears to be making moves to remove free coverage for contraceptivesand reinstated the Global Gag Rule, which hurts women abroad. Trump also cut funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which serves girls and women abroad.
With all these reasons in mind, Twitter saw the statement and immediately let out one big, collective eye-roll.
Of course, all of this is not to say that mens health isnt important.
But coming from Trump, the emphasis isnt appreciated.