Trump considers tying foreign aid to religious freedom

by Daniel Payne · Nov 12th, 2019 4:09 pm

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 2:53 pm

President Trump is considering making a country’s foreign aid contingent upon its commitment to religious freedom, according to source inside the White House.

The White House may mandate that countries who fail to tolerate their religious minorities may have their humanitarian aid cut. Military aid may also be withheld from countries with intransigent religious laws.

The White House earlier this year tightened foreign aid distribution to countries with poor records on human trafficking. A White House aide said that the religious liberty plan would function in much the same way.

? The Trump White House is currently embroiled in a scandal in which the president stands accused of withholding aid to the Ukraine in order to force that country to investigate former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden, Trump’s presumptive rival in the 2020 election.


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