Obama’s food agency pick has harsh words for Trump cuts
ROME | The outgoing head of the United Nations World Food Program said she is certain the U.S. Congress will reject the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts for U.N. aid agencies, arguing that “no one in America believes that ‘America First’ means that other people must die.”
Executive Director Ertharin Cousin leaves the program Tuesday after a fiveyear term leading the world’s largest humanitarian organization. U.N. officials appointed former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley, the Trump administration’s pick, as her successor last week.
In a blunt interview on the eve of her departure, Ms. Cousin, an Obama appointee and onetime Democratic Party official, joined congressional Democrats and Republicans in rejecting the proposed cuts.