Amid GOP Assault on Safety Net, Trump’s HUD Secretary Says Poverty Mostly a ‘State of Mind’

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Jon Queally, staff writer

Republicans want to slash the nation’s social safety net, but that’s apparently okay by some top Republicans because the source of poverty is really just in the minds of the nation’s poor.

Offering the latest evidence that the individual President Donald Trump chose to lead one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty programs has little but contempt for the low-income people he was appointed to serve, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says that being poor, really, is mostly a “state of mind.”

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