Keeping his campaign promise to get rid of Obama-era regulations, Trump has signed executive orders left and right to make sure to empower his Cabinet to review them before rolling them back. This has left many non-profit organizations, research projects, and others that have relied on government funding for their expectations to come to a stand still, which is perhaps as devastating as or the equivalent of a government shutdown for the private sector.

Trump sees funding human welfare as wasteful

Most recently, it's been reported that the Department of Homeland Security is reviewing grant money that was set to go to anti-hate group organizations.

Of course, releasing those grants would depend on whether the department will find any value in any of the programs the money goes to. As Blasting News reported in an article about Trump's budget proposal, he shows no interest in seeing humanitarian or human welfare programs as valuable.

More so, his budget proposal is a blatant effort to devalue them. In this case, the money was set aside for anti-hate group organizations to reform those who were once with hate groups such as many former and violent white supremacists. The effort is necessary as it's been reported that white supremacist hate groups have grown rapidly since Trump ran for office and since winning the presidency.

Organizations that reform hate-groups

A report by CBS News refers to an organization called Life After Hate which is one of 30 organizations -- including six police departments -- that were supposed to receive $10 million in grants under the former Obama administration.

Life After Hate is one of the organizations the administration is reviewing funds for which reforms white supremacists who might have either gone as far as to act out their violent tendencies against minorities or have wanted to.

The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency's assistant director Bryan Tuma said that the grant money goes to training people who can reform a person's way of thinking so that they don't become another Dylan Roof and commit a horrific crime on the streets.

The article also says that these hate groups have grown more over the past several months as opposed to the last 10 to 12-years.

Blasting News wrote about some of these groups after Donald Trump won the presidency before the administration made headlines for their Jewish Holocaust denial, for when President Trump turned Black History Month into a rant session about how unfair the media is to him, as well as giving Frederick Douglass a "pat on the back." More recently, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer also made a controversial statement about Adolf Hitler which immediately backfired on him.

In that article, it points to how the Trump administration has been aloof as to the dangers of hate crimes until he paid a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, which he followed with a statement finally denouncing hate groups.

Freezing funding to organizations that prevent hate groups from becoming more influential, however, clearly shows that his denunciation of hate groups didn't last and was essentially an empty promise. It's more likely to think that he kept his promise to the hate groups that supported him, that he would make them more powerful.