Nearly 6 Million are Off Food Stamps Under Trump, Participation at 10 Year Low

Nearly 6 million are off food stamps under President Trump according to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

July, President Trump tweeted “Food Stamp participation hits 10 year low.”

This was rated “true” by Politifact.

Breitbart reports more than 5.9 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump assumed office in February 2017, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The most up-to-date USDA data shows that 5,975,736 people discontinued using food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), between February 2017— when Trump completed his first full month in office— and September 2019.

Household participation in the food stamp program has gone down as well, with 2,493,912 households discontinuing their participation in SNAP, according to the USDA.

There are currently 36,322,055 individuals and 18,443,991 households enrolled in the food stamp program. Still, USDA officials said those numbers are “preliminary” due to the 2018 government shutdown, which affected food stamp administration at the beginning of 2019.

When Trump took office, 42,297,791 individuals and 20,937,903 households were enrolled in SNAP.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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