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Trump education plan slashes student loan program in contrast to Democrats

Feb 11, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

President Trump's election-year budget offers tax breaks for private school tuition and slashes student loan programs, measures in sharp contrast to Democratic presidential challengers who have been touting free college and debt forgiveness.

At one point Trump had demanded that his aides come up with a bold program to address student debt, sweeping enough to compete with top Democrats in this year's presidential campaign. But administration officials could not reach consensus on how to do ...