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Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Advisory Council With No Explanation

President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the White House's advisory council on HIV/AIDS on Wednesday.

Six members of the council quit back in June. The remaining members reportedly received a termination letter via FedEx with no explanation given for their firing.

Former members of the advisory group have criticized the administration's inaction when it comes to HIV/AIDS. 

The Trump administration still hasn't appointed a director to the Office of National AIDS Policy. And the president's 2018 budget proposes massive cuts to important HIV/AIDS programs.

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But it's also not unusual for an administration to clear out the previous administration's appointees like this. Former President Barack Obama did the same thing to George W. Bush's HIV/AIDS council.

It's not clear when new appointments might be made.

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