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During the AMVETS national convention in Kentucky, President Trump announced that the student loan debt of veterans who are completely or partially disabled would be erased. The signed directive orders the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” of the American veterans. Approximately 25,000 veterans are eligible for the erasure of an average of $30,000, according to AP.
President Trump tweeted about the Presidential Memorandum below:
It was my honor to sign a Presidential Memorandum facilitating the cancellation of student loan debt for 25K of our most severely disabled Veterans. With today’s order, we express the everlasting love & loyalty of a truly grateful Nation. God bless our Vets, & God Bless America! pic.twitter.com/MMMsX3RDQM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2019
John Rothmann discussed Trump’s proposal.