CDC reportedly defying Trump EO, moving ahead with ‘critical race theory’ training sessions

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The federal government bureaucracy is chock full of raging liberals who call the Democratic Party home, which helps explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is defying a recent executive order from President Donald Trump.

The president issued an executive order upon learning that some federal agencies are  conducting training sessions related to the myth of white privilege and the left’s toxic critical race theory, requiring them to “cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions.”

The Office of Management and Budget was directed by the order to issue guidance on implementation.

However, the CDC appears to be moving forward with a planned session, according to Discovery Institute Research Fellow Christopher Rufo.

He tweeted: “I’ve obtained leaked documents that outline the CDC’s plan to ‘examine the mechanisms of systemic racism’ and address ‘White supremacist ideology.’”

Rufo shared the referenced documents, were participants are instructed to “address institutionalized racism,” in order to “really set things right in the garden.”

Characterizing racism as a “public health crisis,” one of the planned sessions blames “systemic racism” for “police killings of unarmed Black and Brown men and women.”

Suggesting the story is “spinning out of control,” Rufo noted that there still has been no comment from Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC.

For what it’s worth, Redfield is fairly active on social media.

“We should be fighting a pandemic, but our Center for Disease Control is violating a presidential order to push ‘critical race theory,’” he opined in another tweet.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., questioned whether there has been a violation of federal law in holding the training sessions, calling on Congress to launch an investigation in an interview last week with Fox News.

“I think that the president’s action here to stop funding is absolutely appropriate,” the lawmaker said. “I personally wonder if there has been a federal law violation. It’s not clear that these agencies actually had authority under congressional appropriations to spend that money, the way that they were doing it. So, I really wonder if we got some federal legal issues.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Rufo from Twitter:

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