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Trump says if re-elected: "We will eradicate AIDS in America"

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Some big assertions were made by President Trump at a rally in Cincinnati last Thursday. He told a cheering crowd that if he gets reelected he will end AIDS and childhood cancer.  

“We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases including cancer, and others, and we’re getting closer all the time,” Trump said. “We will eradicate AIDS in America, and we’re very close. We will lay the foundation for landing American astronauts on the surface of Mars.”

“The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it,” Trump continued. “We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and curing childhood cancer very shortly.”

There was no definite timeline to his claims and some have criticized his administration for cutting funding to HIV research. 

Out reports that budget documents from 2017 saw $342 million in cuts to HIV/AIDS prevention and research. 

In June, Democratic hopeful Joe Biden also said that if elected, "We're gonna cure cancer."