[Ed. – Not to be confused with the handouts Democratic candidates are advocating. This isn’t just free money. It’s paying these Americans back in part for their service and sacrifice. This is something the Left doesn’t understand.]
President Trump on Wednesday signed a memorandum directing the Department of Education to eliminate all federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of severely disabled veterans.
Trump signed the directive following a speech to AMVETS at the organization’s 75th annual convention in Kentucky. The announcement drew applause from those in attendance, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
“Nobody can complain about that, right?” Trump said. “The debt of these disabled veterans will be entirely erased. It will be gone. They can sleep well tonight.”
Trump said the memo will apply to more than 25,000 veterans who are “completely and permanently” disabled. Federal taxes will not be applied to the forgiven debt, he added.
“Veterans … who have made such enormous sacrifices for our country should not be asked to pay any more,” he said.